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Materials
  1. Earth Events Viewed from Space (NOAA.gov)
      Provides pictures of events on earth that are viewable from space, including hurricanes, severe weather, fires, and more. 8-05

News
  1. Areas Needing Relief Assistance (ReliefWeb)
      Provides news and maps on areas most in need of relief from natural disasters.

  2. Hurricanes and Storms - News (USAToday.com)
      Provides news on the latest hurricanes and storms.

Papers
  1. -Hurricane Searches (Google.com)
      Provides searches specifically related to hurricanes, such as to find people, find organizations, or to view progress.

  2. 10 Costliest Hurricanes (USAToday.com)
      Lists the 10 strongest hurricanes in U.S. history from 1900 - 2004. Katrina is not yet on the list, but is likely to be the costliest since the 1800's. 9-05

  3. 10 Deadliest Hurricanes (USAToday.com)
      Lists the 10 deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history from 1900 - 2004. Katrina is not yet on the list, but will clearly be among the top two deadliest since the 1800's. 9-05

  4. 10 Strongest Hurricanes (USAToday.com)
      Lists the 10 strongest hurricanes in U.S. history from 1900 - 2004. 8-05

  5. Aftermath of Hurricanes (C-Span News)
      Provides news on the aftermath of the hurricanes striking the United States."

  6. Guide to How Hurricanes Form (BBC News)
      Provides an animated guide. 8-05

  7. History of Hurricanes (NOAA.gov)
      Describes the most severe hurricanes in the USA by year.

  8. How Megastorms Form (CNN News)
      "Tropical cyclones are heat engines formed over the vast expanses of water that form the world's oceans."

      "The energy released by a single cyclone system could, if there were a means to harness, provide enough power to supply a city for several years."

      "Around the world tropical cyclones are given different names."

      "Over the north Atlantic and East Pacific, they are called hurricanes; over the West Pacific, they are called typhoons; and over the Indian, they are called cyclones." 9-05

  9. Hurricane Names for 2005 (USAToday.com)
      Provides the names of all Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes of 2005. 9-04

  10. Hurricane Science (USAToday.com)
      Describes how and why scientists fly into hurricanes to gather data. 9-04

  11. Hurricane Strength Prediction (MSNBC News)
      "Scientists have built a computer model that could help limit damage by predicting the strength of hurricane activity in the United States."

  12. Hurricanes - How and Why They Are Named (USAToday.com)
      Explaines how and why hurricanes are named. 9-04

  13. Hurricanes - Scale of Danger (USAToday.com)
      Explains the Saffir-Simpson scale for level of danger. "The scale shows how much damage a tornado actually did." 9-04

  14. Hurricanes - What Is a Hurricane? (YatCom.com)
      "Hurricanes are usually compact storms, with maximum wind velocities extending out 10 to 100km from the eye." 5-03

  15. Hurricanes - When and Where They Hit (USAToday.com)
      "The links below take you to detailed information when and where hurricanes are tropical cyclones are most likely in different parts of the world, with a focus on the USA." 9-04

  16. Lessons from Katrina (MSNBC News)
      "After seeing New Orleans residents refuse to leave their homes, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he’d 'get a court order, if we have to,' to get people out."

      "The mayor of Moore, Okla., Glenn Lewis, heard another message: Citizens, he said, should increase sevenfold the amount of food and supplies they store at home — three weeks’ worth, instead of the previously recommended three days’ — 'after we saw the disaster in Louisiana.' " 9-05

  17. Storm Surge (International Hurricane Center)
      "Storm surge is simply water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm. This advancing surge combines with the normal tides to create the hurricane storm tide, which can increase the mean water level 15 feet or more." " 'The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge.' -Brian Jarvinen, National Hurricane Center." Includes animation. 9-05

  18. Typhoon Names by Country and Category Level (Hong Kong Observatory)
      "Click on the Tropical Cyclone names to hear the pronunciation or to see the meaning." 9-05

  19. Water-Aborbing Powder May Change Weather (NewScientist.com)
      "Storm experts in the US have made a cloud vanish from the sky for the first time."

      "They achieved the feat by sprinkling a water-absorbing powder over the cloud, making it disappear from sight and weather station radar screens. They hope the powder will one day dry up deadly hurricanes and tropical storms." Suggested for inclusion here by Karl Tegtmeyer. 2-03

Research
  1. Research on Hurricanes (International Hurricane Center)
      Conducts research on how hurricanes operate. 9-05


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