Hurricanes as Heat Engines

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Students examine authentic NASA satellite data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface. Objectives: * Students will practice finding data via the Internet. * Students will practice making line plots and data maps. * Students will understand how hurricanes gain energy from the ocean surface. * Students will form a hypothesis, compare data parameters and draw conclusions.

Tags: remote sensing, circulation, map, heat, satellite, climate, measurement, weather, hurricanes, solar intensity

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