Cloud lab progress

Analysis and Reconstruction

Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones—they are Earth’s most powerful storms. Fueled by warm tropical waters, these huge weather systems threaten thousands of coastal communities worldwide each year with torrential rains, powerful winds, and deadly surges of ocean water. Today, scientists use sophisticated instruments to investigate the development of tropical storm systems and better predict their impacts.

This activity gives you direct access to the types of data, imagery, and tools scientists use to make predictions so that you can begin to investigate storms developing right now!