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NOAA Ocean Today: The Hurricane Hunters

2 minutes 14 seconds

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A hurricane hunter is a pilot that flies an airplane into the middle of a hurricane. They gather data on temperature, humidity, and air pressure. This data is critical for forecasting the intensity and path of hurricanes. Part of the "NOAA Ocean Today" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 14 seconds

Lightning branching across the sky. Caption: (female narrator) Lightning is a rapid discharge of electrical energy
NOAA Ocean Today
Episode 1
1 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Aerial view of a large airplane in flight. Sensors dot the outside of the plane. Caption: (male narrator) Hurricane hunting is not for the faint at heart.
NOAA Ocean Today
Episode 2
2 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12