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Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0836)

Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
(Phone: 301/286-4044)

August 6, 2004
NASA's Hurricane Season: Resources For Reporters
The first tropical cyclone of the season, Alex, has also become the first major hurricane of the season, and NASA has the resources reporters need to cover it and those to follow: video, satellite pictures, research data, and hurricane specialists.

NASA Television can be seen in the continental United States on AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, Transponder 9, 3880 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. If you live in Alaska or Hawaii, NASA TV can now be seen on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

NASA TV has a one-stop "Hurricane Resource Reel." It has animations and video of different aspects of hurricane research, from a hurricane's "heat engine" to El Nino's affect on tropical cyclones. For copies of the video or to arrange live-shot interviews with hurricane specialists, contact Wade Sisler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Sisler is available at 301/286-6256.

For more information and images about hurricane research on the Internet, visit:

For information about NASA and agency missions on the Internet, visit:


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