By:Kennedi Rogers and Tre' Scott
2005 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON2005 had a breathtaking hurricane season, breaking the most records out of any season ever recorded. With 3 category 5 hurricanes,14 formed hurricanes, and 8 major hurricanes(category 3 or higher) formed you can say the hurricane season in 2005 was anything but ordinary.
HOW HURRICANES FORMIn warm water areas near the equator warm water creates warm air, when that warm air above the water rises "new" cold air from surrounding areas come and fill in where the warm air was. The warm air creates clouds, and and the cool air swirls, then the clouds(storm) start to swirl, fueled by the oceans warm moist air.As the system rotates faster and faster a eye forms in the center of the storm. The eye of the storm is very clear with high air pressure. When the winds reach 39mph it is called a tropical storm, when they reach 74mph it is called a tropical cyclone or a hurricane.
To examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface
What is the effect on the tempature in your line graph after the hurricane passed?
How long did it take the SST to the previous tempature?
Is there Evidence of a change in SST?
Yes, in the data maps as the hurricane passes the surface temperature gets cooler. When the hurricane passes through it takes the warm moist air along with it, as well as the warm water.Over the days almost the whole Gulf of Mexico cools, not by much, but it does.