Spatial Analysis of North American Hurricanes Using a GIS

A lesson with sample data provided by the USGS Rocky Mountain Mapping Center Education

Students examine North Atlantic hurricanes from 1851 to 2001 over space and time using GIS tools and methods, analyzing hurricane direction, patterns, specific damaging hurricanes, the characteristics of hurricanes near world and specific cities, hurricanes in specific states in the USA and Mexico, and characteristics of hurricanes that passed near the students’ hometown. 

 

See http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/public/outreach/gislessons/hurricanelesson.html

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