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  • A Category 5 Hurricane
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    1. Tornadoes travel at an average of 45 mph with a diameter between 150 and 600 meters and maximum wind speeds up to 600 km / hr. Middle latitude cyclones can span across a continent and usually require 2-4 days to cross a region. Hurricanes range in speed from 119 km / hr to sometimes over 250 km / hr and average close to 600 km across. 2. The months from August through October are when hurricanes usually strike North America. When the ocean water temperature is warm and combines with the hot a...
  • Face Of A Hurricane The Only Thing
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    Hurricanes are one of the deadliest and most expensive natural disasters around. They are more common in areas of humid yet moist weather so they are very foreign to certain places. But to the places were hurricanes are the norm, the people take them extremely seriously because they kill people and ruin countless amounts of property. Hurricanes can attack and harm people in so many ways they can kill people, leave them homeless, it leaves children orphaned and disable them. On the west coast of ...
  • Air Swirls Around A Tornado Center
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    Hurricanes get their start over the warm tropical waters of the North Atlantic Ocean near the equator. Most hurricanes appear in late summer or early fall, when sea temperatures are at their highest. The warm waters heats the air above it, and the updrafts of warm, moist air begin to rise. Day after day the fluffy cumuli form atop the updrafts. But the cloud tops rarely rise higher than about 6,000 feet. At that height in the tropics, there is usually a layer of warm, dry air that acts like an i...
  • Eye Of A Hurricane
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    Hurricanes are powerful atmospheric vertices that are intermediate in size. Hurricanes are unique and powerful weather systems. The word "hurricane" comes from a Caribbean word meaning "big wind". Views of hurricanes can be seen from a satellite positioned thousands of miles above the earth. Hurricanes originate as tropical disturbances over warm oceans with trade winds. The tropical turban ces intensify into tropical depressions, and eventually into a tropical storm. They only originate in the ...
  • Hurricanes 99 Web 11 10 99
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    Hurricanes Summer is over and fall has arrived- but many people to the south of us are observing another season- hurricane season. According to the Montshire Museum of Science, "hurricanes usually occur in the North Atlantic from June to November, with most of them in September". On average, between six to eight hurricanes form in the North Atlantic or North Pacific each year (Montshire). However, as many as 15 have occurred in the Atlantic in a single year. Hurricanes are powerful, whirling sto...
  • Category II Hurricanes
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    Hurricanes can be caused by many forces acting upon one another The hurricane must form over ocean water that is 26.5 C. Hurricanes draw their energy from warm waters. The atmosphere must be unstable. teacher always told me The cyclone has to be at most 500 kilometers from the equator, because the Coriolis force is not present there. The Coriolis Force makes the cyclone spiral and maintain it's low pressure. A high pressure area must be present above the storm, which pushes away the air that is ...
  • Strength Of A Hurricane
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    Hurricane, name applied to migratory tropical cyclones that originate over oceans in certain regions near the equator, and particularly to those arising in the West Indian region, including the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane-type cyclones in the western Pacific are known as typhoons. Hurricanes are high winds that move in a circular motion, around an eye (a low pressure center of a storm). The diameter of the area affected by winds of destructive force may exceed 150 mi. Gale wi...
  • Hurricane Floyd And Hurricane Andrew
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    A hurricane is easily the most powerful storm that mother-nature can throw at us. Every year people who live on the coasts fight hurricanes with no dismay. A hurricane is simply too strong. Their winds reach speeds of 75 mph. The winds around the eye wall can reach 130 to 150 mph. They are 200 to 300 miles in diameter. The number of casualties is endless, as well as the widespread destruction that takes millions of dollars to repair. Even if the hurricane doesn't cause a lot of damage, the storm...
  • Three Late Season Hurricanes
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    Natural Disasters This being my senior project I wanted to look at a topic that I found interesting. Even though I find most topics in the fields interesting, none catch my attention better than natural disasters. I have always found disasters intriguing and have wanted to know more about them. The disaster that I found most interesting were Hurricanes. The thought of those storms with their power gives me the chills. Ever since I was in the middle of Hurricane Bob when I was vacationing with my...
  • Hurricane Force Winds
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    On September 14, 2002, the deadliest hurricane disaster in World history occurred It is impossible to tell all, and the world, at best, can never know all the tragedies written by the storm. This is the worst since the Galveston Hurricane,' which occurred on September 8, 1900 killing more than 6,000 people. Hurricane Daphine was born off the African coast on September the 4th but didn't become a hurricane until the 11th. The hurricane-force winds, 197 mph destroyed buildings, mobile homes and tr...
  • Hurricanes And The Coriolis Effect Hurricanes
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    Hurricanes and The Coriolis Effect Hurricanes have been an active weather phenomenon throughout history. Thanks to our modern equipment, they are easy to track, yet still difficult to predict. Their destructive force causes millions of dollars in damage each time they hit land. We use male and female names to name them. They begin as many storm clouds over warm water and begin to form a tropical storm when enough of them gather. The rotating earth sets the storms in motion. The Coriolis Effect, ...
  • Hurricane Elena
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    A few years ago, Hurricane Elena as seen from the space shuttle. There is nothing like them in the atmosphere. Born in warm tropical waters, these spiraling masses require a complex combination of atmospheric processes to grow, mature, and then die. They are not the largest storm systems in our atmosphere or the most violent, but they combine these qualities as no other phenomenon does. In the Atlantic Basin, they are called hurricanes, a term that echoes colonial Spanish and Caribbean Indian wo...
  • Eye Of The Storm V Hurricane Movement
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    I. What will this season bring and will you be prepared? II. Hurricanes can happen at any time of the year, but there is an official "Hurricane Season". In the United States, this season is from June 1st - November 30 when the water temperature is relatively high. There are an average of 85 tropical storms and 45 hurricanes globally per year. About nine named storms form per year in the tropical Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico area, with around six of those becoming hurricanes and two of those becom...
  • 60 Hurricanes Rise From The Tropical Seas
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    Hurricanes, Needed and Feared by Man. What is one of the worst natural disasters known to man. The Hurricane is by far one of the most disastrous natural occurrences ever experienced. More than 60 hurricanes rise from the tropical seas every year and spin over oceans and lands. Hurricanes' origin is in warm sunny seas in two general areas north and south of the equator. The storm ironically starts off as a mere wind whirling and slightly lowering pressures. After a while of receiving immense amo...
  • Fifth Hurricane Of The Atlantic Season
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    The Ariane-5 rocket carrying the SMART-1 Moon exploration probe and two commercial satellites was set to blast off from the European Space Agency (ESA) launch center at Kourou, in French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America, between 8: 02 p.m. and 8: 21 p.m. (9: 02 p.m. EDT and 9: 21 p.m. ). Described by ESA as an important instrument "to unravelling some of the secrets of our neighboring world", SMART-1 will begin a 15-month journey to reach lunar orbit and search for signs of water a...
  • Damage Of The Hurricane
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    Hurricane, what does it mean? What do hurricanes do? What kind of powers do they possess? Where regions of the world are mostly affected by these hurricanes? All these questions I plan to answer in the following paragraphs. One thing we do know for sure is that a hurricane is one of the most devastating storms that Mother Nature has to offer. We also know that hurricanes cause a lot of damage to homes, businesses, and peoples lives. The term? hurricane? is a regionally specific name for a strong...

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