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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

National Hurricane Center
Part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this site offers current and historical information on hurricanes, copies of storm reports, tips on how to prepare for a hurricane, and much more.

Visit the National Center for Atmospheric Research's site on the dropsonde system, which is a key element to current hurricane research.

Read a NOAA article about the Aerosonde's trip into tropical storm Ophelia, and access other links to Aerosonde's site, their program with NOAA, and the hurricane hunters.


Emanuel, Kerry. Divine Wind: The History of Science and Hurricanes. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Longshore, David. Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones. Facts on File, 1998.

Murnane, Richard J., and Kam-biu Liu. Hurricanes and Typhoons: Past, Present, and Future. Columbia University Press, 2004.

Whoriskey, Peter. "Wilma Slams Both Florida Coasts." Washington Post, October 25, 2005.

NGS Resources

Bourne, Joel K., Jr. "Loving Our Coasts to Death." National Geographic (July 2006), 60-87.

Bourne, Joel K., Jr. "Gone With the Water." National Geographic (October 2004), 88-105.

Rosenfeld, Jeff. "Severe Storms: Rain, Snow, Wind." Relentless Earth. National Geographic Books, 1997.

Smith, Mary G. "Retiring Into…a Hurricane." National Geographic (March 1996).

Canby, Thomas Y. Raging Forces: Earth in Upheaval. National Geographic Books, 1995.

Gore, Rick. "Andrew Aftermath." National Geographic (April 1993), 2-37.

Funk, Ben. "Hurricane!" National Geographic (September 1980), 346-79.