Predicting the Probability of Tornadoes and Hurricanes
Computer image of a hurricane as seen from space

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2002


This video segment explores how scientists predict hurricanes. The segment is part of the NASA SCIFiles program, which features the Tree House Detectives, a group of young students who work together to solve everyday problems. In this segment, the detectives talk with Dr. D., a neighborhood scientist. They learn that many variables determine where a hurricane will make landfall and how strong it will become.

Predicting the Probability of Tornadoes and Hurricanes
Duration: 4 minutes 07 seconds
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This video clip is part of the NASA SCIence Files™ The Case of the Phenomenal Weather DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
Learning About Clouds and How They Are Formed
Air Pressure and Tropical Storms
Experiencing the Energy of Hurricane Force Winds
Can the Size of Tropical Storms Be Predicted?
Hurricane Hunters: The Work of Weather Reconnaissance
Hurricane Andrew Survivors Describe Their Experience
How Weather Data Is Collected
Dr. Textbook Explains the History of Hurricane Research
How Scientists Predict Hurricanes Today