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ch15_rev - Jon Ahlquist 9/6/2006 Review of chap 15:...

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Jon Ahlquist 9/6/2006 MET1010 Intro to the Atmosphere 1 Review of chap 15: Hurricanes ± What is the latitudinal range of the tropics? (p. 406) ± What characterizes seasons in the tropics? (p. 406) ± What is the typical wind direction in the tropics? (p. 406) ± Roughly what is the diameter of a mature hurricane? (Use Hurricane Elena as an example, p. 406, col. 2.) ± What is the eye of a hurricane? (p. 406) ± Roughly how wide is the eye of a hurricane? (p. 406) ± What is the name for the region of intense thunderstorms surrounding the eye? (p. 407) ± What part of a hurricane has the fastest winds and the most intense rainfall? (p. 407) Review of chap 15: Hurricanes ± List three conditions that must be met in the atmosphere and ocean for a hurricane to form. (p. 410, col. 1) ± Roughly how warm does the ocean have to be for a hurricane to form? (p. 410, col. 1) ± What does “converge” mean? Example (p 410, col 1): For a mass of unorganized thunderstorms to develop into a hurricane, the surface winds must converge. ± Many if not most Atlantic hurricanes can be traced
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