NASA has launched an Internet resource page highlighting the agency’s hurricane research.
The site opens just in time for the 2005 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. The information is available on the Web, at: http://www.nasa.gov/hurricane
The Web page is a compilation of data from various satellites and computer models, and it explains why and how NASA investigates hurricanes. It also covers the relationship of NASA’s research focus as compared to other agencies’ operational emphasis.
The site provides access to data about active hurricanes and famous past storms. Users can search by hurricane topic, such as how storms are formed; how they are measured; and how they affect land or ocean life. The multimedia section of the site features animation, satellite, video, and still images of hurricanes.
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