Chapter11Hurricanes - Chapter 11 - Hurricanes 1. Chapter 11...

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Chapter 11 - Hurricanes 1. Chapter 11 - Hurricanes 2. Hurricane – tropical cyclonic storm having minimum sustained winds of 119 km/hr (74 mph) and a rotary circulation; also known as a typhoon (western Pacific) and a cyclone (Indian Ocean) Hurricane comes from Huracan – Carib god of evil (Mayan weather God) 3. How do we measure them? Deaths Damages/Costs Wind Speed* Barometric Pressure* Also consider storm surge and rainfall* Objective measures Wind = Saffir Simpson Scale 4. Costliest (though there is some dispute) 1. Hurricane Katrina 2005 (variable; up to $300 billion) 2. Hurricane Andrew 1992 ($25 billion) 3. Hurricane Charley 2004 4. Hurricane Ivan 2004 5. Hurricane Frances 2004 6. Hurricane Hugo 1989 7. Hurricane Jeanne 2004 8. Hurricane Floyd 1999 9. Hurricane Isabel 2003 10. Hurricane Fran 1996 - 2004 hurricanes totaled over $44 billion - N.C. hurricanes ranged from $3 – 6 billion 5. Hurricane Damages
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Intensity (wind and pressure) 1. Florida Keys 1935 2. Hurricane Camille 1969 3. Rita 2005 4. Hurricane Andrew 1992 5. Florida and Texas 1919 6. Katrina 2005 7. Lake Okeechobee 1928 8. Hurricane Donna 1960 9. Louisiana 1915 10. Hurricane Carla 1961 11. Hurricane Hugo 1989 7. Intensity at landfall 8. Table 11.2, Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale 9. Tornadoes and Hurricanes Table 11 – 3 10. Atmospheric Hazards Landfalling Hurricanes from 1950 – 2004 11. Billion $$ Weather Hazards across the country 12. Billion $$ Weather Hazards hiliting storms that make up 52.1% of damages 13. Table 11 – 1, 20 deadliest hurricanes 14. Hurricane Preparedness week (week before Hurricane Season (June 1 – Nov. 30) 15. June 1 to November 30 encompasses >97% of storms Atlantic basin shows a peaked season from August through October; 78% of the tropical storm days, 87% of the minor Category 1 and 2 hurricane days, and 96% of the major Category 3, 4 and 5 hurricane days. Maximum activity is in early to mid September (9/9 – 9/11) 16. Named storms by season (note location and number)
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GGY 120 taught by Professor Shew during the Spring '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Chapter11Hurricanes - Chapter 11 - Hurricanes 1. Chapter 11...

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