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Eye of the Storm

NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code (Scientists in the Field Series)

Amy Cherrix


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Ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones, but how do we know if or when to evacuate? We must predict both when a storm will strike and how strong it will be. A daring NASA earth science mission may have finally found a way to crack this hurricane code.

Dr. Scott Braun is the principal investigator for the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3), which flies repurposed military drone over hurricanes so that scientists can gather data. But the stakes are high and time is running out.

In the first Scientists in the Field book entirely about weather, meet the NASA team on the cutting edge of meteorological field science. 


Praise For Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code (Scientists in the Field Series)

"Well researched and engagingly written, this is an occasionally fascinating entry on hurricane prediction for middle schoolers. Robust science collections should consider." –SLJ

"...the team’s mission unfolds in such a gripping fashion that readers will be hooked. This book will be particularly eye-opening to those with an interest in severe weather."–Booklist

"Cherrix provides clear and informative background on storm formation . . ." –Horn Book

Clarion Books, 9780544411654, 80pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

About the Author

Amy Cherrix earned a master's degree in children's literature from SimmonsUniversity. Some of her books include SITF Backyard Bears, SITF Eye of the Storm, and In the Shadow of the Moon. If she isn't hand-selling books for young readers, writing, or scouring the Internet for late-breaking science news, you can find her on Instagram @amycherrix and Twitter @acherrix.