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Alexis WebbGEL 111-85Professor Murphy11/3/18Atlantic Hurricanes, Surface Temperatures and Carbon Dioxide LevelsIntroductionHurricanes are storm systems forming over the Atlantic and western Pacific oceans with winds exceeding 64 knots (74 mph). These storms can severely impact the coastline causing major damage as a result of high winds and the associated storm surge. Hurricanes are linked with warming ocean temperatures, but the relationship is not well understood. For this assignment, you will record the frequency and strength of hurricanes from 2005 to 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean, compare this data with average surface and ocean temperatures, and relate these parameters to carbon dioxide concentrations over the same time period. The objective of this assignment is to locate, access, evaluate and synthesize the data in order to reach a conclusion.Atlantic Hurricane Data (25 pts)Hurricane data is accessible at Unisys Weather. Starting with the year 2005, record the name and wind speed of each hurricane tracked in the Atlantic Ocean (DO NOT INCLUDE TROPICAL STORMS OR DEPRESSIONS). Calculate the average wind speed of all hurricanes and count the total number of hurricanes tracked during that year. Repeat every year until 2017. YearAtlantic Hurricane Name and MaximumWind Speed of Each Hurricane (Knots)Avg. MaximumWind Speed of AllHurricanes (Knots)Total # ofHurricanesTracked2005Cindy (65)65120062007
YearAtlantic Hurricane Name and MaximumWind Speed of Each Hurricane (Knots)Avg. MaximumWind Speed of AllHurricanes (Knots)Total # ofHurricanesTracked2008200920102011Maria (100)Nate (80)Ophelia (75)4155Irene (90)Philippe (70)201220132014
YearAtlantic Hurricane Name and MaximumWind Speed of Each Hurricane (Knots)Avg. MaximumWind Speed of AllHurricanes (Knots)Total # ofHurricanesTracked20152016Stan (70)6512017Maria (100)Nate (80)

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