Learn the fascinating secrets of storm-tracking, extreme weather, and wildfire fighting

by 1389 on May 16, 2007

in 1389 (blog admin), Australia, disaster preparedness, ecoterrorism, Florida, hurricane, photos, wildfire

Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes view of how professionals approach hurricanes, tornados, dust storms, wildfires, and other dangerous but exciting phenomena? Here you are:

  • Wildfires are an ongoing problem. Wildfires at Jacksonville.com offers an entire section of up-to-date information.
  • The U.S. National Interagency Fire Center offers wildland fire maps and firefighting information.
  • The Weather Channel blog offers the personal experiences of the weather forecasters themselves, as well as the scientific background explained in layman’s terms.
  • For storms in the U.S., check out the NOAA Storm Prediction Center.
  • The MODIS Rapid Response System offers new satellite views of extreme weather and fire events worldwide, including some spectacular photos of smoke from the recent Florida wildfires.
  • TheStormTrack.com offers updated satellite views and current information on hurricanes and tropical storms worldwide.
  • For information about winter storms, snow and ice, avalanches, and cold-climate regions, check out National Snow and Ice Data Center.
  • For those of you who live Down Under, there’s Australia Severe Weather.
  • For storm-chasing buffs, Stormtrack.org offers a library of storm-chasing information, including maps of recent severe weather phenomena.
  • Professional storm chaser Warren Faidley’s Stormchaser.com offers data, links, and media information about severe weather and storm chasing, along with some truly wild photos.

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