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How do hurricanes form?
In Hurricanes on sandy shorelines: Lessons for development, page 2
Hurricanes begin when areas of low atmospheric pressure move off Africa and into the Atlantic, where they grow and intensify in the moisture-laden air above the warm tropical ocean. Air moves toward these atmospheric lows from all directions and curves to...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Hurricane Floyd's lasting legacy
In Recent North Carolina, page 5.2
Article from NASA explains why Hurricane Floyd became such a costly and deadly storm.
Format: article
Hurricanes on sandy shorelines: Lessons for development
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations “virtual field trip” that examines the sand sharing system of sedimentary coastlines and the impact of hurricanes on those coastlines and on human development.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)

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NCDC Climate Monitoring
"NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. NCDC operates the World Data Center for Meteorology which is co-located at NCDC in Asheville, North... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Climatic Data Center and NOAA
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Find information, statistics, data, maps and more about environmental topics that affect and impact North Carolina. Some of the many topics users can explore are the ozone, pollution prevention, mining, wetland, vehicle inspections, and soil erosion. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC Dept of Environmental and Natural Resources
North Carolina Division of Water Resources
"The Division administers programs for river basin management, water supply assistance, water conservation, and water resources development. The Division conducts special studies on instream flow needs and serves as the State liaison with federal agencies... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources