Hurricanes are caused by .....

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Hurricanes are creatures of the sea – the fierce storms form in the warm ocean areas of the tropics and can grow as they travel. Hurricanes are created when several conditions are met: warm surface ocean temperatures, light winds aloft, and spin or rotation.
The warm surface temperature of the sea (at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit) is a key ingredient since it acts as fuel for the storm. Since hurricanes travel east to west, the light winds aloft are necessary so the storm is supported by an easterly wind flow. And the forming hurricane must have spin or rotation generated by winds coming together.

   

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10/16/2006 11:13:16 AM
Nick said:

Thanx you helped me alot with my project


10/16/2006 9:49:56 PM
sugar_buns said:

i think that hurricanes are wonderful things. thankyou for suppliying me with this interesting information!


10/25/2006 4:22:16 PM
kimberly lafortune said:

this site helped me with my project and i got an a+


11/12/2006 9:39:22 AM
Jane said:

this is a good source of info for kids.


11/12/2006 9:42:50 AM
alice said:

this is a really good bit of information
it sums it up in just a few sentances


1/22/2007 2:51:40 PM
Bill Nye The Science Guy said:

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1/24/2007 11:59:52 AM
Grasshopper said:

Don't rele have an opinion on this, i jus wanted to be the first to leave a comment:)


1/24/2007 12:02:57 PM
Jessica said:

What about air pressure? In order for a hurricane to form, dosen't there have to be low air pressure?


3/19/2007 7:52:16 AM
takesha... said:

this really helped me get some good infomation


3/25/2007 11:01:11 AM
Baby Girl said:

what causes hurricanes?


4/6/2007 8:09:30 AM
Elmo Lover said:

This is a great website. In 6th grade science, this is probably the best website to use to get a perfect grade for your project. This is such a helpful site. I now understand that I need to use this site more often! THANKS A LOT!!!!


4/21/2007 11:40:31 PM
gerhard said:

puh, this inforamtion helped me for my exams/thanks alot


4/24/2007 10:22:04 AM
Hurricane Expert said:

Hurricanes don't need low air pressure, but 2 winds are needed to make it. They push together and rebound off, one left one right. This creates a rotation. The temperature of the water fuels the hurricane. As the water radiates heat energy, the hurricane absorbs it. This makes the hurricane more powerful. This way hurricanes can increase from a category 2 to a category 5 hurricane.
Thanks,
Matt.


6/4/2007 8:00:28 AM
katttrrina said:

Your website looks cool, but your imformation wasnt that great. you didnt have all the imformation that I needed.
but your writing is easy to read:)
THANKS a ton.


6/12/2007 5:42:59 PM
P!a said:

this is perfect for my science fair!


6/29/2007 8:27:53 AM
jamie said:

that did not help me at all!


9/14/2007 10:53:16 AM
fuzz ball said:

doesn't explain what i am looking for


9/23/2007 8:38:08 AM
Ellen ♥ said:

Thankyou...! You have helped me alot :)


12/12/2007 4:55:05 PM
Project Report said:

This was really great info... too bad I arleady had it :P


1/10/2008 6:01:00 AM
jessica said:

thanks you helped with my assigment for school


6/13/2009 11:46:13 AM
Weatherman said:

This only has a few requirements of hurricanes and it also forgot how the outside of the hurricane is extremely violent yet the inside of the hurricane, the Eye or center of the hurricane, is calm.


6/13/2009 11:47:00 AM
Weatherman said:

This only has a few requirements of hurricanes and it also forgot how the outside of the hurricane is extremely violent yet the inside of the hurricane, the Eye or center of the hurricane, is calm.




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