Explore Hurricane Intensity
Explore the atmosphere with SSEC/CIMSS educational online activities. Created by Tom Whittaker and Steve Ackerman, these interactive tools allow you to create a tornado, build a snowflake, understand the physics behind hitting a baseball, and much more. Whittaker recently added a few new features to the activity designed to help students understand the factors that contribute to hurricane intensity.
For more online educational tools, please visit: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxfest/explore.html
Hurricane Applet (Version 2)
- Drag the hurricane around the ocean to see the effect of the Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
- Drag the High around to see it "push" the hurricane...
- Click on the Season names to change season
- Click on the Reset button to reset