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AOSC 200 Lesson 15
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Fig. 8-18, p. 223 Computer generated image of Hurricane Mitch – October 26, 1998. Near Honduras Note the distinct ‘eye’ and the large extent of the hurricane
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Fig. 8-19, p. 224 Damage from hurricane Andrew, August 1992
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Tropical cyclones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAWLLo5cyfE
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Fig. 8.29
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TROPICAL CYLONES THESE INTENSE TROPICAL STORMS ARE KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE GLOBE: HURRICANES - ATLANTIC TYPHOONS - WESTERN PACIFIC CYCLONES - INDIAN OCEAN MUST HAVE WIND SPEEDS OF MORE THAN 119 KM PER HOUR AND HAVE A ROTARY CIRCULATION TO BE A HURRICANE/TYPHOON
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TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION HURRICANES DEVELOP MOST OFTEN WHEN OCEAN WATERS HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES - 25 C OR HIGHER. INITIAL STAGE IS SOME FORM OF DISTURBANCE - NAMED BY THE WEATHER SERVICE AS A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE. IF WINDS <119 BUT > 61 - THEN DISTURBANCE IS UPGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM ONLY A FEW TROPICAL DISTURBANCES DEVELOP 119 KM PER HOUR WINDS NAME GIVEN WHEN STORM REACHES TROPICAL STORM STATUS
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course AOSC 200 taught by Professor Hudson during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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AOSC200Lect15 - AOSC 200 Lesson 15 Computer generated image...

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