Hurricane Resources for the Classroom

June 1 is the start of the hurricane season.  Annenberg Media offers resources that can help you learn and teach about hurricanes.  The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science, Unit 2 describes hurricanes in Section 7 of the online textbook.  In an interview with MIT Professor Kerry Emanuelhe explains what a hurricane is and how it forms.  The weather interactiv helps you to understand the forces that influence weather, hurricanes, and other powerful storms.  Dr. Emanuel explains what computer models and an energy systems approach can reveal about the behavior of hurricanes in Science in Focus: Energy, Workshop 6, “Energy and Systems,” and his MIT home page has additional information on hurricanes, tracking models, and various resources related to cyclonic storms.

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