Why are hurricanes so powerful? Every year, monster storms develop in the Atlantic Ocean from June until November. It seems like they come out of nowhere. But scientists are working to predict them months, years, and even decades before they start. We’ll discover what makes hurricanes so destructive, and why they might become even more intense in the future.
Suzana Camargo, Lamont research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, guides us through the stormy science of hurricane forecasting.
HURRICANE SCIENCE EDUCATION:
NOAA's hurricane education website has information, lessons and activities, multimedia, interviews with hurricane scientists and more.
UCAR's center for science education has everything from hurricane power, safety, impacts, and storm surge for kids.
NASA has an educational page about hurricanes as well!
MORE ABOUT SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECASTS:
Seasonal Hurricane Forecasts - See all the hurricane forecasts stacked up on the Barcelona Supercomputing Center's website. It looks very cool!
Colorado State University - CSU is well known for its seasonal forecast predictions. They make new predictions every two weeks throughout hurricane season.
HURRICANE RESEARCH NEWS:
Hurricane Season is Approaching. Here's the first 2019 outlook from scientists - The Washington Post
Climate change was the engine that powered Hurricane Maria's devastating rains
Even after Hurricane Sandy, many people wouldn't prepare for a future storm
Could Climate Change Breed a New Category of Hurricane? - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
On our bonus episode, Lindsay shares her experience at a meeting full of hurricane forecasting scientists from around the world, and Suzana explains more about the connection between climate change and hurricanes.
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