how does hurricanes form
Hurricanes form near the equator, they form in waters above 80 F. The atmosphere must cool off faster the higher you go. Winds must go outward and above the storm allowing the air below to rise. Humid air in the Hurricane makes clouds. Lastly light winds steer and make the hurricane stronger.
The hurricane hunters are people who study and observe hurricanes. They use things like computers, antennas, and satellites to predict hurricanes. They also send hurricane hunters into hurricanes to get a closer at the hurricane. When they are in the hurricane they measure wind speed, temperature, and air pressure.
Created with images by NASA - "Hurricane map" • NASA - "Giant Hurricane Space" • Michael Skok - "Small boat in a big cloudscape"