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Erica Hupp/Marta Metelko
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1237/1642)

May 31, 2005
NASA Launches New Hurricane Web Page
Today, NASA launched an Internet resource page highlighting the agency's diverse hurricane research. The site opens just in time for the 2005 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 through November 30. The information is available on the Web, at:

The Web page is a compilation of data from various satellites and computer models, and it explains why and how NASA investigates hurricanes. It also covers the relationship of NASA's research focus as compared to other agencies' operational emphasis.

The site provides access to data about active hurricanes and famous past storms. Users can search by hurricane topic, such as how storms are formed; how they are measured; and how they affect land or ocean life. The multimedia section of the site features animation, satellite, video, and still images of hurricanes.

A 50-minute resource video accompanies the launch of the Hurricane Resource Page. The video airs on NASA TV during the Gallery Hour at 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday. NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit:

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