101 spring 2008 hurricanes

101 spring 2008 hurricanes - Hurricanes Hurricane Ivan,...

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Hurricanes Hurricane Ivan, Sept 14 2004
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What is a hurricane? Severe tropical cyclone (low pressure) - winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mph) - forms over ocean waters - forms in maritime tropical air Occurs in every tropical ocean: Typhoons in the Western Pacific Cyclones in the Indian Ocean Note: Rare in the south Atlantic
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Tropical cyclones: - are low pressure systems - with thunderstorm activities - rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere - rotate clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere
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BeforeAugust 17 1969 Before Camille, a Cat. 5 hurricane with 200 mph wind, 23-foot storm surge: The Richelieu Apt. complex
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After Camille, one of only two Category 5 hurricanes to strike the modern United States 23 people died, 1 survived in the destruction of this complex
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Breeding grounds
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What is the major source of energy fueling a hurricane? Heat Energy evaporating from the ocean surface Source: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hyd/evap.rxml
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course EAES 101 taught by Professor Doran during the Spring '08 term at Ill. Chicago.

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