Satellites Track Hurricanes

On the afternoon of August 13, 2004, one of the most devastating hurricanes in history slammed into the Florida Coast, causing an estimated 15 billion dollars in damage. This interactive hurricane-tracking map tells visitors the story of Hurricane Charley and challenges them to predict Charley’s landfall location based on real satellite data. Visitors use a magnetic “puck” to trace the path of the hurricane and discover the important role of satellites in studying these awesome storms.

Approx. Dimensions*:
37” x 30” x 64” plus graphic panel
0.94m x 0.76m x 1.62m plus graphic panel

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