Things We Should Know About Hurricanes: FINAL

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Summary Paragraph: For my paper I would like to explain the characteristics of hurricanes and how they can affect us in our studies. I chose this topic because I have experienced first hand what danger a hurricane can bring. I have survived through two hurricanes and I saw the damaged they caused. I will discuss what a hurricane is, what forms them, and where/when they happen. I would also like to discuss how we can predict a hurricane and how to prepare for one.


I. Introduction
a. summary of intentions of paper


II. What a hurricane is
a. where a hurricane gets its name
b. description of a hurricane
c. what their origin is


III. How they develope
a. temperature of ocean waters
b. wind directions
c. tropical disturbance
d. tropical depression
e. Coriolis force
f. tropical storm
g. hurricane


IV. Where/When they happen
a. places where they originate
b. months they are common in North Atlantic
c. months they are common in Southern Hemisphere


V. The structure of a hurricane
a. eye
b. eye wall
c. rainbands
d. outflow sheild
e. storm surges


VI. Classification of hurricanes
a. The Saffir-Simpson Scale
b. naming hurricanes


VII. How we predict hurricanes
a. satellites
b. weather balloons
c. computers


VIII. Safety during a hurricane
a. when a hurricane watch is issued
b. when a hurricane warning is issued
c. after the storm


IX. Conclusion
a. what we learned


Sources:

Hurricane!
By Archer Jules
Crestwood House.New York.1991

Hurricanes
By Lee, Sally
Franklin Watts.New York.1993

Hurricane
By Lampton, Christopher
Millbrook Press.Brookfield, CT.1991

Hurricanes
By Lauber, Patricia
Scholastic Press.New York.1996

Hurricanes
By Souza, D.M.
Carolrhoda Books Inc.Minneapolis.1996


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