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The 2005 Hurricane Season Is Churning the Atlantic
News story originally written on September 16, 2005

The hurricane season in the North Atlantic is particularly strong this year. And scientists predict that the storms will be getting stronger because of global warming. Follow the links below to find out more.

Windows to the Universe Hurricane Links:
What Is a Hurricane?
Why Are Hurricanes Increasing in Strength and Frequency?
How Hurricanes Form
Eyes and Eyewalls
Hurricane Movement
Hurricane Forecasts
Storm Surge
Hurricane Damage


NCAR Kidsí Crossing Hurricane Links:
Hurricanes Impact Our Lives
Surviving Hurricane Carla, a Story by Carol Park
How Hurricanes Form
Make a Model of Storm Surge
Hurricane Safety

Last modified September 16, 2005 by Lisa Gardiner.

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