Hurricane Project Due Friday January 23



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Hurricane Project

Due Friday January 23

The location of a hurricane on a particular date and time is described by the latitude and longitude of the storm’s center, called the “eye.” You will plot the track of one of the famous hurricanes that hit the US.



Procedure

PART I: Plot the location of the storm on the Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Chart included in this packet from the data chart included.

(a) Read the latitude of the storm from the chart and locate the horizontal line on the map that matches this latitude.

(b) Read the longitude and locate the vertical line on the map that matches this longitude.

(c) Find the place on the map where the two lines intersect. This is the location of the storm eye. Place a dot at this location and label it with the proper date given in the chart.



Part II: Is It a Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, or Hurricane?

Tropical Depressions, Tropical Storms, and Hurricanes are all cyclones, which are areas of low pressure in the atmosphere that have a spiraling inward pattern of air movement. In the Northern Hemisphere, the spiral turns counterclockwise, while cyclones in the Southern Hemisphere have spirals that turn clockwise.


A Tropical Depression is a tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained wind speed is 38 mph or less.
A Tropical Storm is a tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained wind speed ranges from 39 mph to 73 mph.
Hurricanes are tropical cyclones with maximum sustained wind speeds of 74 mph or greater. Hurricanes are classified into five categories:

• Category One: Winds 74-95 miles per hour

• Category Two: Winds 96-110 miles per hour

• Category Three: Winds 111-130 miles per hour

• Category Four: Winds 131-155 miles per hour

• Category Five: Winds greater than 155 miles per hour

In the last column of the chart, identify each stage of the storm with its appropriate category using the following symbols: TD (tropical depression), TS (tropical storm), and for hurricanes, H1, H2, H3, H4 or H5 depending on the category. Label the graph at each point with this designation.

Part III: Answer conclusion questions on a separate sheet of paper. Answers should be typed. Helpful websites are given on my website.

Name: Hurricane Project due Monday


















Hurricane Hugo

Date

North

West

wind speed

storm

 

(degrees)

(degrees)

(mi/hr)

category

9/13/1989

12.6

38.2

63.3

 

9/14/1989

12.9

44.9

80.6

 

9/15/1989

13.8

50.5

115.1

 

9/16/1989

14.8

56.1

155.4

 

9/17/1989

16.1

60.4

138.1

 

9/18/1989

17.2

64.1

149.6

 

9/19/1989

19.7

66.8

115.1

 

9/20/1989

23.5

69.3

103.6

 

9/21/1989

27.2

73.4

115.1

 

9/22/1989

31.7

78.8

138.1

 

9/23/1989

42.2

80.2

40.3

 

9/24/1989

52.0

62.0

46.0

 


Conclusion Questions

Answers should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

1. In a short paragraph, discuss in your own words what things are necessary for a hurricane to form.

2. Hurricane season is only from June to November in the Atlantic Ocean, yet the most powerful hurricanes occur in the late summer and fall. Explain in one or two sentences why this happens.

3. Most hurricanes have an “eye”. Define what the eye of the storm is and how it can be used as an indicator of how strong the storm is.

4. One of the greatest dangers associated with hurricanes is a storm surge. Briefly describe what a storm surge is and what dangers are associated with it.

5. List at least five safety precautions that should be taken during a hurricane warning.



Name: Hurricane Project due Monday


Hurricane Andrew

Date

North

West

wind speed

storm

 

(degrees)

(degrees)

(mi/hr)

category

08/17/92

11.2

37.4

35

 

08/18/92

13.6

46.2

46

 

08/19/92

16.3

53.5

52

 

08/20/92

19.8

59.3

46

 

08/21/92

23.2

62.4

52

 

08/22/92

25.3

65.9

63

 

08/23/92

25.6

71.1

127

 

08/24/92

25.4

77.5

144

 

08/25/92

26.2

85.0

132

 

08/26/92

28.5

90.5

144

 

08/27/92

31.5

91.1

40

 

08/28/92

34.4

86.7

23

 

Conclusion Questions

Answers should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

1. In a short paragraph, discuss in your own words what things are necessary for a hurricane to form.

2. Hurricane season is only from June to November in the Atlantic Ocean, yet the most powerful hurricanes occur in the late summer and fall. Explain in one or two sentences why this happens.

3. Most hurricanes have an “eye”. Define what the eye of the storm is and how it can be used as an indicator of how strong the storm is.

4. One of the greatest dangers associated with hurricanes is a storm surge. Briefly describe what a storm surge is and what dangers are associated with it.

5. List at least five safety precautions that should be taken during a hurricane warning.



Name: Hurricane Project due Monday

Hurricane Floyd

Date

North

West

wind speed

storm

 

(degrees)

(degrees)

(mi/hr)

category

09/08/99

15.0

46.9

35

 

09/09/99

16.7

52.6

52

 

09/10/99

18.3

57.2

69

 

09/11/99

20.8

60.4

92

 

09/12/99

22.7

64.1

98

 

09/13/99

23.4

68.7

144

 

09/14/99

24.5

74.0

132

 

09/15/99

27.1

77.7

132

 

09/16/99

32.1

78.7

104

 

09/17/99

40.6

73.5

58

 

09/18/99

44.8

67.3

46

 

09/19/99

48.0

56.3

40

 


Conclusion Questions

Answers should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

1. In a short paragraph, discuss in your own words what things are necessary for a hurricane to form.

2. Hurricane season is only from June to November in the Atlantic Ocean, yet the most powerful hurricanes occur in the late summer and fall. Explain in one or two sentences why this happens.

3. Most hurricanes have an “eye”. Define what the eye of the storm is and how it can be used as an indicator of how strong the storm is.



4. One of the greatest dangers associated with hurricanes is a storm surge. Briefly describe what a storm surge is and what dangers are associated with it.

5. List at least five safety precautions that should be taken during a hurricane warning.

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