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FOH 230PM Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones Sp13

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Falyn Tansky

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Falyn, Megan, Jordan, Tori Winds, rain, and warm water are factors that produce these storms. Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones are measured on the Saffir-Simpson scale -Hurricane: North and Central America National Hurricane Center (2005). "Glossary of NHC/TPC Terms". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutgloss.shtml. Retrieved March 4, 2013 These storms are one of natures most violent events that have the capacity to inflict significant damage over a large area of coast line (Giammanco, Schroeder, Powell, 2012) Tropical Depression: 0-38 mph
Tropical Storm (given a name): 39-73 mph
Category 1 Hurricane: 74-95 mph (116-153 km/hr)
Category 2 Hurricane: 96-110 mph (154-177 km/hr)
Category 3 Hurricane: 111-130 mph (178-209 km/hr)
Category 4 Hurricane: 131-155 mph (210-249 km/hr)
Category 5 Hurricane: 156 mph or more (over 249 km/hr - Typhoon: Northwest Pacific References Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones Where? How is it measured? What? (National Hurricane Center, 2005) -Cyclone: Southeastern Indian and Southwest Pacific Oceans Mondragon, Y. (2013). Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones. University Corperation for Atmospheric Research. Retrieved March 4, 2013, from https://www2.ucar.edu/news/backgrounders/hurricanes-typhoons-cyclones#2 (Mondragon, 2013) Hurricanes Hurricane Andrew *Hurricane Andrew is the second most destructive hurricane in United States history.
*It formed on August 16, 1992. It made landfall just south of Miami Florida on August 24, before dissipating 4 days later on the Gulf Coast.
*A total of 65 people died from it, and countless were injured. The central pressure ranking of Hurricane Andrew was the fourth lowest in U.S. landfall history.
* Damaged areas in the northwestern Bahamas, south central Louisiana and southern Florida area, south of Miami.
* Hurricane made landfall south of Miami as a category 5. Typhoon Bopha -The Phillipines is one city frequently effected by typhoons. In December of 2012 Typhoon Bopha hit and the southern island of Mindanao worst affected (BBC News, 2012). This is the strongest typhoon recorded in Mindanao.

- Bopha was a category 5
with winds up to 160mph
(Masters, 2012).

-1,000 people were killed
and 27,000 were evacuated.
(BBC News, 2012) BBC News - Typhoon Bopha: Philippines storm toll passes 1,000. (2012, December 15). BBC - Homepage. Retrieved March 6, 2013, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20745450 Masters, J. (2012, December 3). Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : Category 5 Super Typhoon Bopha bearing down on the Philippines | Weather Underground. Weather Forecast & Reports - Long Range & Local | Wunderground | Weather Underground. Retrieved March 6, 2013, from http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/article.html?entrynum=2303. (Rivers, 2011) References Rivers, Susan. "Aug. 24, 1992 | Hurricane Andrew Ravages Southern Florida - NYTimes.com." The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2013. <http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/aug-24-1992-hurricane-andrew-ravages-southern-floridaHeath
M., & Johnson, E. (2013, January 30). Floodwaters ease after cyclone kills 6 in australia. Retrieved from http://www.thespec.com/news/world/article/878546--floodwaters-ease-after-cyclone-kills-6-in-australia>.
Whitty, J. (2011, August 27). Five Good Things About a Hurricane | Mother Jones. Mother Jones | Smart, Fearless Journalism. Retrieved March 11, 2013, from http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/08/five-good-things-about-hurricane
USAtoday. (2011). Ask the experts: Hurricanes. Retrieved from http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/resources/askjack/waskhur.htm
Mims, C. (2009, October 23). Scientific american. Retrieved from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-tropical-cyclones-be-stopped Tropical Cyclone Oswald Tropical Cyclone Oswald lasted from January 17, 2013 to January 29,2013. The storm made landfall on January 19, 2013 in Borroloola, Australia.

Oswald was classified as a Category 1 Cyclone. Flooding caused by Oswald killed 6 people in Australia, making it the deadliest cyclone to hit the Australian mainland since Cyclone Rona-Frank in February 1999. (Heath & Johnson 2013) Can we stop it? The size and intensity of hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones make it impossible for this force of nature to be stopped, especially since their energy is created from air over hundreds of thousands of miles of ocean. If it were possible to cool this large amount of water the strengthen of the storm could possibly be reduced. The National Hurricane Center notes that a hurricane releases heat energy at a rate of 50 trillion to 200 trillion watts. This is the equivalent of a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding about every 20 minutes. -Tropical Cyclones play a major roll in delivering water to places such as Japan, India, and Southeast Asia Good or Bad? Both! -Tropical cyclones help maintain the global heat balance, moving warm tropical air away from the equator and towards the poles. Without them, the tropics would get a lot hotter and the poles a lot colder (Whitty 2011) -Tropical cyclones bring in rain so that there are no more droughts. The example used in USAtoday.com was Hurricane Dolly that occurred in August of 1996. (USAtody, 2011)
- Maintaining the Earth's heat balance is a known as a good thing. This ensures that the polar regions get the right amount of heat as well. (USAtoday, 2011) "In October of 2009, Bill Gates, along with other names were apart of a patten that leaked to the public about an idea of stopping tropical storms. This idea had been proposed on and off since the 1960's, that mixing the warm surface waters that fuel tropical cyclones with cooler water below to drain storms of their energy." (Mims, 2009) "Stephen Salter, who is a professor of engineering design at the University of Edinburgh came up with a more realistic method. His plan was that hundreds of floating circular rafts powered by sea water pumps would be deployed year round in areas where hurricanes are the most intense to help stop the tropical storms." (Mims, 2009) Weather Central Image Youtube Goggle Image Youtube Video
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