1. III. Mapping a Storm

    In this activity students locate and track a storm using an animated map of global winds.

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    III. Mapping a Storm

    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. 

    This activity builds on the earlier activity, Exploring a Map of Global Winds. For motivation, it also takes advantage of the activity Local Winds in Global Context.

    Ключевые слова:storm, velocity, hurricane, cyclone, typhoon
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