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By:Marlon S. Medina
Transcript of By:Marlon S. Medina
Hurricanes form in warm tropical waters and generally move east. They are large, spanning up to 500 miles across(sometimes larger). Hurricane-force wind speeds begin at 64 mph, but can work up to the 100's
The Cause of a Hurricane
Where Hurricanes Form
Once hurricanes form and spin
/move to the east, IF they keep traveling over water(most likely),
the hurricane will continually build up its own strength because the water heat will give it more energy.
(Hurricanes rely on hot air)
Hurricanes form from low pressure systems that over water of 80 degrees or more with the right upper atmospheric conditions will then become a tropical depression . If the tropical depression strengthens and the winds increase to 75mph it will then be a category 1 hurricane The formation of a hurricane is more detailed but my answer is a brief one.I hope you will seek more information on hurricanes as they are fascinating.
Hurricanes only form over really warm ocean water of 80°F or warmer. Winds flow outward above the storm allowing the air below to rise. Hurricanes typically form between 5 to 15 degrees latitude north and south of the equator. The Coriolis Force is needed to create the spin in the hurricane and it becomes too weak near the equator, so hurricanes can never form there.
Most hurricanes that hit the United States begin either in the Caribbean or the Atlantic. Many of the worst start as seedlings coming off the coast of Africa.
* In general international terminology, a Hurricane is any wind of the strongest level on the Beaufort scale.
* In the United States of America, Hurricane is the name assigned specifically to a tropical cyclone of sufficient intensity in the Atlantic and East Pacific basins.
A hurricane is a system of low pressure that has gathered numerous thunderstorms. Moving over warm waters, the sytem intensifies and feeds off the rising moisture, which is releases as heavy rains. When winds from the storm reach at least 74 mph it is classified as a category 1 hurricane. Most damage from a hurricane comes from the storm surge which is caused by the water being blown off shore and rising quickly toward the coastline.
Warm air rises. The air cools as it rises, and cannot hold all its moisture. The water condenses out of the air, which is a process that gives off heat. The heat energizes the circling winds to greater speed and height, picking up more moist warm air and pushing the cycle to greater and greater strength.
Hurricanes that hit the US are formed over the Atlantic Ocean by the warm water off the tropical west coast of Africa. The warm water warms the air above it. Hurricanes start as a low pressure area, then the circling winds pick up energy from the warm moist air.
The warm water in the ocean is the main thing that makes a hurricane grow and gives it its power, so once a hurricane finally hits land, it begins to weaken and finally fizzles out.
Hurricanes slow down and stop gradually when they travel over cooler waters or reach and travel onto a land form. Moving over mountains can also weaken a hurricane.
Hurricanes depend on a continuous supply of moisture from warm ocean water to maintain themselves. If the storm moves over land or cold water it loses this fuel source and weakens. This can also happens of the hurricane moves into a mass of dry air. Additionally, if a hurricane encounters strong wind shear it can be essentially ripped apart.
How hurricanes stop
By:Marlon S. Medina
Hurricanes form out at sea when sun evaporates colossal quantities of water off the surface. The rising air and condensing water vapor build up a missive swirling heat engine that sp
Hurricanes are located throughout the tropics, particularly near a low-lying coast in low latitude on the western side of the Atlantic and the North Pacific. A hurricane is a body of air in which the atmospheric pressure is lower than the surrounding air.
how hurricanes form
Hurricanes are located in the Atlantic Ocean because of the amount of warm waters located here, and because of the different types of fronts, and storms
A diagram of a hurricane