Hurricane Heat Engines
By: Isabelle Bowles & Aidan Boomjue
2005 Hurricane Season
How Hurricanes develop
How Hurricanes are Categorized
What is the Purpose of this activity?
Group Member #1 (Aidan Boomjue)
Is there evidence of a change in sea surface temperature (SST) in the data maps? Explain what the evidence of change in SST is.
Describe the change between the hurricane passage and the effect on SST?
Group Member #2 (Isabelle Bowles)
Explain the effect on the temperature in your line plot after the hurricane passed?
How long did it take for the SST to return to the previous temperature?
What conclusions can you make about how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean?
The conclusion that I can make is that the hurricane extracts heat from the ocean because on the graph it shows that the place where the hurricane is at is getting warming and that the hurricane draws heat from the ocean. Another reason why I am right is that the area where the hurricane was at was getting cooler.
What other effects on SST may be occurring?
I think that the time of year plays a big role on the SST. If it is summer then obviously the water will be hotter because that part of the earth is getting direct sunlight. If it is winter then the water will be colder because that part of the earth is not getting direct sunlight.