How Do Hurricanes Workfhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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How Do Hurricanes Workfhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  1. 1. Kristie Zothner Computer Apps. 1 Pd. 4
  2. 2. <ul><li>A hurricane is a powerful storm that measures several hundred miles in diameter. Hurricanes have two main parts. The first is the eye of the hurricane, which is a calm area in the center of the storm. The second part is where the hurricane's strongest winds and heaviest rain occur. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The first tropical storm was detected in 1494, when Christopher Columbus was sailing the seas. </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricanes didn’t start getting their names until the 1950s </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Farrar first detected hurricanes having a vortex. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Tropical storms in the pacific are called typhoons </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical storms in the Atlantic are called hurricanes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How a hurricane forms
  6. 6. How a hurricane forms
  7. 7. Concepts Category Wind Speed (mph) Damage at Landfall Storm Surge (feet) 1 74-95 minimal 4-5 2 96-110 moderate 6-8 3 111-130 extensive 9-12 4 131-155 extreme 13-18 5 Over 155 catastrophic 19+
  8. 8. <ul><li>Hurricanes are huge storms that build from the ocean. They have 2 parts: a calm vortex and a strong, windy outer layer. </li></ul><ul><li>Once hurricanes contain wind speeds of up to 74 mph, they are classified and named </li></ul>

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