Hurricane Ivan Joshua Cornett|Coach Barton

What is a Hurricane

A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters.

Depending on its location, a tropical cyclone is referred to by many other names.

OCean temperatures

Development of a tropical depression into a mature hurricane requires heat energy from the ocean surface. A tropical system needs waters to be 80 degrees to be able to survive.

Life Cycle

Hurricane IVan


On September 2, 2004, Tropical Depression Nine formed from a large tropical wave southwest of Cape Verde.

Formed/ Disapated

September 2

September 24


The forces of Ivan were directly responsible for 92 deaths, Ivan was also indirectly responsible for 32 deaths in the United States.

Lowest Barometric Pressure

910 mbars

Highest Wind Speed/ Category

165 MPH

Category 5

Hurricane Ivan's Journey

During the time Hurricane Ivan was listed as a Hurricane, it changed categories 16 different times.

On September 20, Ivan's remnant surface low completed an anticyclonic loop and moved across the Florida peninsula.


Gulf Shores, Alabama 1:50 am September 16th Cat 3: 120 MPH

Line Graph

Storm Surge

A storm surge is a rise in sea level that occurs during tropical cyclones, intense storms also known as typhoons or hurricanes. The storms produce strong winds that push the water into shore, which can lead to flooding.

A storm surge is primarily caused by the relationship between the winds and the ocean's surface.

Hurricane Ivan's storm surge was as high as 14 feet.

Biggest wave created by Ivan was 131 feet near the center of the eye.


Top Left ( Hurricane Francis) Bottom Right ( Tropical Storm Ivan)

Hurricane Ivan's Desctruction

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