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Eye of the storm : NASA, drones, and the race to crack the hurricane code / Amy Cherrix.

Cherrix, Amy E. (author.).

Available copies

  • 11 of 11 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Summary:

Ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones, but how do we know if or when to evacuate? We must predict both when a storm will strike and how strong it will be. A daring NASA earth science mission may have finally found a way to crack this hurricane code. Dr. Scott Braun is the principal investigator for the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3), which flies repurposed military drone over hurricanes so that scientists can gather data. But the stakes are high and time is running out.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J 551.552 CHE (Text) 33892100502930 Children's Non-Fiction Book None 01/23/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544411654
  • ISBN: 054441165X
  • Physical Description: 73 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Meteorology, where science meets adventure" -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-70) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Super storm -- The physics of formation -- A hurricane hunt begins -- Science in a fishbowl -- Understanding storms in the stratosphere -- Hurricane Edouard and the search for the holy grail -- Political storms -- Don't be scared. Get prepared! -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
Ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones, but how do we know if or when to evacuate? We must predict both when a storm will strike and how strong it will be. A daring NASA earth science mission may have finally found a way to crack this hurricane code. Dr. Scott Braun is the principal investigator for the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3), which flies repurposed military drone over hurricanes so that scientists can gather data. But the stakes are high and time is running out.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-12.
Middle School
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader Middle Grades 7.8 3.0
Subject: Hurricanes > Juvenile literature
Storm chasers > Juvenile literature.
Drone aircraft > Juvenile literature.
Hurricanes
Storm chasers
Drone aircraft.
Drone aircraft.
Hurricanes
Storm chasers
Drone aircraft.
Hurricanes
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Disasters.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Discoveries.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Weather.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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