III. Mapping a Storm
In this activity students locate and track a storm using an animated map of global winds.
The ability to track a storm can be a matter of life or death for those in the path of a big storm. Major storms are circular, with a clear eye, and are well organized. A major storm has surface winds over 33 meters/sec.
Dangerous storms are called hurricanes when in the Atlantic, cyclones when in Southeast Asia, or typhoons when in the Pacific. In this activity you can locate a storm, and see it change over time.