Things We Should Know About Hurricanes: FINAL

This topic submitted by Lisa M. Francis ( at 4:28 PM on 6/11/03.

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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


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