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Locate your storm on the map by moving your marker to the storm's position.
Drag the marker to indicate the location. Remember, you can zoom into the map for a more precise location.
Share a screenshot of the storm as it is shown on the animated Global Winds map.
On what date did you obtain your storm information?
What was the storm's highest wind speed (velocity) on that date?
Select one option from below that describes your wind speed the best : These are storm and hurricane categories, but relevant to cyclones and typhoons.
What was the wind speed in the center of the storm?
Which way was your storm rotating?
How big was the storm; what was its diameter? The diameter of a storm is the distance between high speeds on one side of a circle to high speeds on the other. Click on one side and write down its location. Click on the other side of the storm's center where the wind is highest and write down those numbers. Use the calculator at http://www8.nau.edu/cvm/latlongdist.html to determine the distance between these two points.
What direction do you believe your storm is going? Looking where the storm has been as a hint. You can do this by going three days back in time. Open the Control Panel: and click the left-pointing double arrow << in the "Control" line. Each click will take you back a day.
Was your prediction correct? Wait a day and find your storm again. Was your prediction correct? DO NOT PUBLISH A REPORT UNTIL THIS IS ENTERED.
Review Activity 1 Protocol if you need help working with the map.
2. Rotate the globe and look for a storms. Find a storm that seems large, has winds over 20 m/s, and has a clear "eye." This will be the storm that you report.
If no storm exists above the criteria level of 33 m/s, a major storm, find a minor storm and record its maximum speed.
3. Locate your storm on the Global Lab map. VERYIMPORTANT!!!: Move the marker that shows your location to the location of the storm!
4. Take a screenshot of the storm and save it for your Report Form.
5. Check the storm's circling windspeed by clicking both outside and within the eye (the storm center).
What are your storm's highest and lowest speeds in m/s?
6. Over which continent or ocean is the storm centered?
(You could look at the choices in the Report Form.)
7. Which direction is the storm spinning, clockwise or counterclockwise?
8. Determine the storm's size by clicking on either side of the storm and getting two readings of latitude and longitude. Don't worry too much about perfect accuracy! Enter your findings in the storm distance caculator.
9. Find out where the storm was several days ago, or indeed whether it existed at all.
You can do this by going three days back in time. Click the wrd Earth to open the Control Panel: and click the left-pointing double arrow << in the "Control" line Each click will take you back a day.
10. Predict where your storm will be three days from now. If possible, check back and see how accurate you were.