Kaylee C. and Alyssa R.
2005 Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season Overview
Where hurricanes happen
Hurricanes occur near the equator. They form in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
In the picture it shows where the hurricanes occurred all the way from 1985-2005. It also shows what type/category of hurricane it is based on the color.
How hurricanes form
How hurricanes are categorized
Purpose of the activity
To examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface.
Evidence of sea surface temperature change
The affect of a hurricane to SST
The hurricanes affect the SST after they pass
SST recovery after a hurricane passes
Conclusions about SST when a hurricane occurs
The hurricane uses a majority of the ocean heat energy. The Hurricanes use heat as an energy source, which is why the ocean temperatures was so dramatically changed. When the hurricane stops using the ocean heat energy, the ocean temperatures slowly grow back. That is a main reason why hurricanes occur mainly in hot weather because the ocean temperature already has a lot of heat energy. In colder weather, the ocean temperature is below the need of heat energy for a hurricane. Also a main reason is because a majority of the warm water follows the hurricane’s trail forcing the cold water from the bottom of the water. The cold water then replaces the warm waters place leaving the ocean’s water temperature very low.