"Something I Love About Hurricanes"

October 6, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

In this audio piece on NPR.org, writer Scott Huler — author of the newly released Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry — talks about the poetry and specificity of hurricane warnings, the iambic tetrameter of the 19th-century Beaufort Scale: “wind felt on face, leaves rustle, ordinary vane moved by wind” (Level 2). (Thanks to reader David Dalu for this link.)