Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race To Crack the Hurricane Code

By CHERRIX, Amy

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9780544411654
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HMH


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2017  |  Middle To High School

Gr 4–7—Opening with a tragic anecdote about a Staten Island family displaced and disrupted by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the narrative quickly shifts to its central topic, the physics of hurricane formation and the research being done at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, located on the eastern shore of Virginia. Though the story is occasionally unfocused, the bulk of the text outlines efforts to improve understanding of a hurricane's early stages using data gathered by a Global Hawk drone, a demonstration aircraft retired from the U.S. Air For...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2017

When thirteen-year-old Angela Dresch walks out on the Staten Island Beach on the afternoon of October 29, 2012, neither she nor readers know that in a few hours she will be one of the "53 people in New York who lost their lives to Hurricane Sandy." Because Sandy was designated a (seemingly innocent) Category 1 hurricane, it lulled thousands of individuals into complacent decisions to ride out the storm in their own homes. Beginning the book with this singular human tragedy introduces and personalizes the work of scientists...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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