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Browse Tropical Cyclones Resources

Browse Tropical Cyclones Resources

Hurricanes as Heat Engines screenshot
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Students will use various visualizations (i.e. images, charts, and graphs) to explore the energy exchange that occurs when hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean.
Chart of tropical cyclones by latitude
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In this lesson, students will learn how to compare data displays related to tropical cyclones to identify patterns and relationships in the data. They will be able to create their own data displays or use the ones provided.
Satellite image of a hurricane.
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Use this iQuest to find out about predictions for the 2019 hurricane season and discover how hurricanes form. You will also learn how NASA satellite data is being used to help predict, monitor, and respond to these deadly storms.
Earth
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This interactive lesson will allow you to explore Earth’s freshwater resources. You will learn how NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission is helping us better understand our most valuable natural resource.
LEGO Model of GPM Data from Hurricane Irma
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Step by step instructions and a parts list to build your own LEGO model of GPM precipitation data collected from Hurricane Irma on 9/5/17.
Dive Into a 360-View of Hurricane Maria
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For the first time in 360 degrees, this data visualization takes you inside a hurricane. The precipitation satellite has an advanced radar that measures both liquid and frozen water. Click and drag to look around.
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Requires access to a 3D printer. Learn how to use our 3D printed GPM data to teach about the structure of storms.
Beautiful Earth: Hurricanes
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, discusses how GPM observes hurricanes from space, as well as the formation process and properties of these hurricanes.
GPM's First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map
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GPM Project Scientist Dr. Gail Skofronick-Jackson and Deputy Project Scientist Dr. George Huffman narrate a look at the new GPM IMERG global dataset.
GPM Master Teachers and Pilot Teachers showed their students the data animation depicting six months of global precipitation, and asked their students to share their questions for NASA scientists about this new global portrait of rain and snow.
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GPM Master Teachers and Pilot Teachers showed their students the data animation depicting six months of global precipitation, and asked their students to share their questions for NASA scientists about this new global portrait of rain and snow.

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