Hurricanes as Heat Engines

In this activity, students examine the effects of hurricanes on sea surface temperature using NASA data. They examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface.

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Activity takes about one to two 50-minute class periods, depending on how much background material instructors decide to provide.

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