Hurricanes

Hurricane- a hurricane is a violent storm with high and violent winds.

A hurricane is caused when rising warm water air displaces cold air in the atmosphere.

Wind movements in the region near the North and South of the tropics help pruduce the spinning effect of hurricanes.

Hurricanes usually occur in tropical places or places near tropical areas.

Wind Categories

Effects of a hurricane Or what they cause

  • Storm surge-rising of the sea
  • Tornadoes-violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground.
  • Tide rides-strong tide currents

Tools to predict hurricanes

This is a satellite view of a hurricane
  • Satellites
  • reconnaissance
  • aircraft
  • Ships
  • buoys
  • radar

Credits:

Created with images by Royalty-free image collection - "hurricane" • gabrielsaldana - "Santa Catarina, Monterrey during Alex" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Hurricane Danielle" • Atmospheric Infrared Sounder - "Hurricane Ivan as Observed by AIRS 2004" • Atmospheric Infrared Sounder - "Flooding Resulting From Hurricane Isidore: Difference image, Sept 12 and 28, 2002" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Suomi NPP Satellite Views of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean"

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