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Case Study of Hurricane Harvey (2017)

Student(s):Manuel Leal Morin, Allison Duran, Angie Garza, Capri Crespo
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher:Cassie Soeffing
Contributors:Dr. Russanne Low, SME, IGES. Peder Nelson, SME, OSU. Andrew Clark, SME, IGES. Dr. Erika Podest, SME, NASA JPL. Yashraj Patil, peer mentor.
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report, Mission Mosquito Report
Protocols:Clouds, Precipitation, Land Cover Classification, Earth As a System, Mosquitoes
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Optional Badges:I am a Data Scientist, I make an Impact, I work with a STEM Professional
Date Submitted:01/17/2024
This research describes hurricanes, more specifically, Hurricane Harvey, and the various ways that clouds contributed to its formation, strength, and effects. Clouds affect the storm power, organization, distribution, and how we can track it. This study serves to see what clouds can tell us about Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey was a devastating hurricane that passed through Texas in August of 2017. Cloud formation and coverage during the hurricane made the natural disaster much stronger, leading it to become a category 4. Due to the several effects of climate change and El Niño and La Niña, the hurricane posed even more threats to life and cities along the coast. By using patterns in a time lapse cloud cover, we can analyze the relation between cloud cover and hurricanes. This can help us better understand what cloud cover is showing us in regards to general hurricane characteristics, allowing us to better combat these disasters. This research is crucial to the information and understanding we can obtain from such a horrific natural disaster.