Our SOO (Paul Sisson) forwarded this to our staff. I have yet to check it out, but I'm
sure it will be very interesting. FYI - I was fortunate to have a first hand tour of the facilities
back in January '06, when Max Mayfield was the director. 

These people are very dedicated and approachable.


Take a Virtual Tour of the National  Hurricane Center*

/New Web Site Brings You Behind the Scenes/

                A tour of
the NOAA National Hurricane Center is now as close as
your computer with the inauguration of a new virtual online tour of the famous
forecast center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/nhctour.shtml, provides panoramic views of different
areas of the facility, accompanied by audio and text descriptions.-- 

*Note:  Pop up windows and JavaScript are required. The latest version 
of Java is recommended </nhcexit.shtml?http://www.java.com/>.*

   1. Welcome to the National Hurricane Center
      <http://www.realtourvision.com/tour/BU/tour.view.new.php?utl=BU-5595-5HL7HC-01> -- (read
      audio text) </nhctour_text1.shtml>
   2. NHC Operations Area
      <http://www.realtourvision.com/tour/BU/tour.view.new.php?utl=BU-5631-I784V6-01> -- (read
      audio text) </nhctour_text2.shtml>
   3. CARCAH (Aircraft Reconnaissance)
      <http://www.realtourvision.com/tour/BU/tour.view.new.php?utl=BU-0546-JYJLM4-01> -- (read
      audio text) </nhctour_text3.shtml>
   4. FEMA Hurricane Liaison Room
      <http://www.realtourvision.com/tour/BU/tour.view.new.php?utl=BU-7872-N1PWAK-01> -- (read
      audio text) </nhctour_text4.shtml>
   5. Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB)
      <http://www.realtourvision.com/tour/BU/tour.view.new.php?utl=BU-5705-3J9BQG-01> -- (read
      audio text) </nhctour_text5.shtml>
   6. NHC Media Center
      <http://www.realtourvision.com/tour/BU/tour.view.new.php?utl=BU-3159-PRD7X4-01> -- (read
      audio text) </nhctour_text6.shtml>
   7. Miami Weather Forecast Office
      <http://www.realtourvision.com/tour/BU/tour.view.new.php?utl=BU-2222-XGWGD3-01> -- (read
      audio text) </nhctour_text7.shtml>
   8. NHC Library
      <http://www.realtourvision.com/tour/BU/tour.view.new.php?utl=BU-0843-U103WU-01> -- (read
      audio text) </nhctour_text8.shtml>

Scott L. Whittier
Senior Meteorologist               DOC/NOAA/National Weather Service
[log in to unmask]            Burlington Intl Airport
802-862-2475 x239                  1200 Airport Drive
www.weather.gov/btv                S. Burlington VT 05403-6028
The contents of this message are mine personally and do not
necessarily reflect any position of the Government or the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.