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Hurricane Patterns

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Maddy Covington

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Transcript of Hurricane Patterns

Hurricane Patterns
Guided Worksheet
Thank you for watching!!!!!
By: Celine and Maddy
designed by Péter Puklus for Prezi
What is a hurricane?
A hurricane is a large storm that has 74mph winds or greater. It forms in the ocean due to moist air rising and meeting cool air in the atmosphere. A continuing heat exchange makes wind that goes around the eye (center) of the storm.
When/where do hurricanes occur?
Hurricanes usually occur in large bodies of water (oceans/seas) that are warm.
The Atlantic hurricane season occurs from June 1-November 30
The Eastern Pacific hurricane season occurs from May 15-November 30
Usually form in Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
What is climate?
Climate is the overall average weather in a certain region over a long period of time. Hurricanes form in a warmer climate so that the moist warm air can rise and meet cool air in the sky.

How do hurricanes & climate relate?
The warmer the climate is, the more powerful the hurricane
Climate change is heating up the Earth, which in turn is heating up the oceans
This means that hurricanes will keep on getting more destructive and powerful
Graph
As the Earth's temperature increases, the severity of hurricanes increase. Hurricanes are categorized based on how bad they are. the categories range from 1-5.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/hurricanes-climate.html
ARTICLE&VIDEO
We hope our prezzi blew you away like the winds of a hurricane. (it's a pun)
Questions (Answer on separate sheet/doesn't have to be complete sentences):

How does a hurricane start to form?

Where do they usually form?

What classifies it as a hurricane?

How do climate and hurricanes relate?

When is a hurricane more powerful?

Hurricanes are giant _______ engines.

What kind of heat do hurricanes transfer from the ocean to the atmosphere?

What is the center of a hurricane called?

What is one thing you learned from the videos and article?

As oceans get warmer, will hurricanes get more powerful or weaker?


Reflections
Maddy:
I learned a lot about how a hurricane's formation and affect on land and people has a connection to climate. Climate can affect a hurricane because when it is warmer, the hurricane is more powerful and destructive and people in the future should be aware of this so that they know that hurricane's can be more destructive. I think that we should take more precaution and build something to help reduce the damage that hurricanes cause. Overall I thought this was a very interesting topic that everyone should learn more about.

Celine:
I didn't know that hurricanes were fueled by heat and I was surprised to learn that they form in warmer waters like the Atlantic and Pacific and Indian Ocean. I always thought I knew what a hurricane was but now I have a deeper understanding of the formation of it and the damage it causes. I am worried about hurricanes getting more powerful and possibly affecting more towns off the coasts since Sandy was an example of what will happen with Earth's warming climate.
You can see the hurricane and how it's revolving around a center (eye). The colors show how severe the different parts of the storm are.
This shows the different climates around the world. They are abbreviated.

We picked this article because it explains what climate is and what hurricanes are and it goes in to detail about how they relate. They also write in a way that is easy to understand.
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