Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tornadoes and Hurricanes

Hurricanes - above left
  • hurricanes are very large low pressure systems
  • most hurricanes that strike the US track along the East Coast or Gulf of Mexico basin
  • check this link for more info
  • hurricanes need warm moist air for fuel
  • when hurricanes strike land the lack of warm moist air and friction causes it to lose energy
    interesting to note the "eye" has the warmest temperatures
  • the heavy rains and fastest winds are found in the NE quadrant of a hurricane.
    storm surge is the flooding that is associated with a hurricane.
Tornadoes - above right
  • very high wind speeds, Fujita scale
  • has the greatest range of pressure
  • tornadoes are very intense low pressure areas
  • check this link for more info

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