Hurricanes! - Mrs. Morgan's Earth Science Class

Hurricanes! - Mrs. Morgan's Earth Science Class

Hurricanes! A hurricane is a tropical storm that has winds of 119 kph (74 mph) or higher. http://www.npr.org/news/specials/hurricane/ ap/ http://www.suu.edu/faculty/colberg/Hazards/

Hurricanes_Noreasters/ Hurricane_Anim_2.html Hurricane Facts: definition- a tropical storm that has winds of 119 kph (74 mph) or higher Hurricane season is June 1-Nov.30. size: several kilometers across

may last a week or more A hurricane is called a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean and a typhoon in the Sea of Japan. How hurricanes form: A hurricane forms over warm ocean water as a low pressure area, or

tropical depression. If it grows in size, due to warm moist air as food, it may become a tropical storm. Winds spiral as air moves into a low pressure area formed by the rising warm air.

measuring scale Saffir-Simpson Scale- based on maximum wind speed http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/ nature/7533909.stm hurricane safety: hurricane watch- conditions are

possible for a hurricane to form hurricane warning- hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours and people should evacuate ( leave the area immediately)

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