g12 - Introduction to hurricanes Hurricanes are the planets...

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Hurricanes are the planet’s most ferocious storms. They are known as cyclones in Australia and typhoons in southeast Asia. They bring massive waves and wind speeds that can gust up to 186 mph. Hurricanes are not the normal storms created when cold and Introduction to hurricanes
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A hurricane is made up of bands of thunderclouds that spin around a clear, still center called the eye. Winds blowing across the warm seas close to the equator suck up heat and water vapor to form the storms that produce hurricanes. The swirling mass of thunderclouds is set spinning by the rotation of the earth and by winds from the poles A hurricane can last for weeks and travel many thousands of miles. Birth of a Hurricane
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This satellite picture shows Hurricane Ivan over the Caribbean Sea in September 2004.
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Landfall The strength of the wind can tear down trees and flatten buildings. Hurricanes can also cause a rise in the
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course GEO 2200 taught by Professor Wolf during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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