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Browse Tropical Cyclones Resources

Browse Tropical Cyclones Resources

Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM
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Students will think about their experiences with hurricanes and severe storms, then learn the basics of what causes hurricanes to form. Students will learn how hurricane prediction has progressed, and how satellites can help us understand storms.
Satellite image of Hurricane Guillaume
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In this lesson, students will learn about hurricanes as a natural hazard. They will learn about technologies that have been developed to mitigate their devastating effects.
TRMM at 15: The Reign of Rain
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This video celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). Project Scientist Scott Braun looks back at TRMM's legacy and a few of the major scientific milestones the satellite has helped achieved.
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'Towers in the Tempest' is a 4.5 minute narrated animation that explains recent scientific insights into how hurricanes intensify. This intensification can be caused by a phenomenon called a 'hot tower'.
Real World: Hurricane Hunters
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This NASA video segment focuses on how scientists use satellites to collect data. These sets of data are then analyzed and used to predict storms.
Where do Hurricanes get their Energy?
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How do hurricanes get their energy? NASA hurricane scientist Dr. Jeff Halverson explains how hurricanes draw energy from the ocean surface.
Screenshot of Irene
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Hurricane Irene's impact in New England shows that tropical cyclones can greatly affect regions outside the view of TRMM. The GPM mission will build upon TRMM's legacy by examining a larger swath of Earth with more sensitive instruments.
Diagram of Hurricane formation.
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Hurricanes are the most awesome, violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur. Whatever they are called, tropical cyclones all form the same way.
Aerosounde aircraft
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This website explores the technologies used to study and understand tropical cyclones.
Robbie Hood in an airplane
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This month's NASA Earth Explorer explains what it's like to be face-to-face with one of nature's most powerful storms.

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