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Hurricanes: Science and Society
Links for Educators
Links for Educators

These links are a selection of good resources available for information about hurricanes. This is not an exhaustive collection and like anything on the web, may change.


NOAA National Hurricane Center (Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific Ocean forecasts )

NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center (Central Pacific forecasts (Hawaii))

WHO Severe Weather Information Center - Links to all Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs)

Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) - worldwide tropical cyclone advisories and warnings.

US Navy Monterey Marine Meteorology Division - Tropical cyclone track graphics and satellite imagery for all ocean basins.

Canadian Hurricane Center

Hurricane Preparedness

NHC Hurricane Preparedness section Hurricanes

NWS: Tropical Cyclones- A Preparedness Guide (Link to a PDF)

Educational Resources

NWS JetStream- Online School for Weather

NOAA Education Resources, Hurricanes

National Oceanic and Atompsheric Administration (NOAA): Hurricane Basics (Link to a PDF)

Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML): Hurricane FAQ’s

Meteorology Education and Training (MetEd) Website: Tropical/Hurricanes

American Red Cross Masters of Disasters Program

Bridge Ocean Education Teacher Resource Center

University of Illinois, The Weather World 2010 Project (WW2010)

The Weather Channel Kids, Weather Classroom

NOAA Science with Research

FEMA Hurricanes for Kids

Digital Library for Earth System Science Education - Hurricanes

Miami Science Museum- Hurricane Storm Science

National Geographic: Natural Disasters- Hurricanes

Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Ocean Climate Interactive

Severe and Hazardous Weather: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Discover Your World with NOAA: An Activity Book


Current Hurricane Model Tracks

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Weather Underground - Tropical Weather


Hurricane Imagery

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: Hurricanes

NASA Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone Page

Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center

NOAA Satellite and information Service OSDPD

NOAA Atlantic and Caribbean Tropical Satellite Imagery

GOES Project Science

Navy NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division Tropical Cyclone

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies - Tropical Cyclones

NOAA NESDIS Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch

USGS Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms

Hurricane Data

NHC Archive of Hurricane Seasons - Includes Tropical Cyclone reports, archive tracks and GIS.

NHC GIS Data and Products

NOAA National Buoy Data Center (NDBC)- Hurricane Data and Plots

NOAA Coastal Services Center - Historical Hurricane Tracks

Additional Hurricane Resources

Hurricane Research Division (HRD) at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)

NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory

NCAR Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project

NHC Aircraft Reconnaissance

Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters"