The Devastating Hurricane

By: Rithvik Namasivayam and Aayush Dalal

Overview of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season

2005 is know for one of the highest records in amount of tropical storms found . There where 27 full named storms and 14 storms out of the 27 became hurricanes. 7 hurricanes out of the 14 hurricanes became major hurricanes, two of the most know hurricane being hurricane Katrina and Rita exceeding at wind speeds higher than 129 miles per hour. More than 1500 people died in all 5 hurricanes that hit America, this also added a harsh debt to the United States of America coming in at 98 billion dollars.
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Where and how do hurricanes take shape?

Hurricanes form on large warm water and high evaporation rate areas, this includes places next to the equator because, the Suns rays hit the equator in a straight line, which causes the equator to be one of the warmest places in earth. The hurricane fuels its self with warm waters Surrounding the hurricane. Warm waters evaporating guides the hurricane to where it needs to go. Some of the most common areas where hurricanes form are the east Pacific Ocean ,North Atlantic Ocean ,west Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.

How are hurricanes categorized ?

Hurricanes are in the saffir-Simpson scale. There are 5 categories to this storm. A level one storm is a hurricane coming in at 79 miles per hour, and a level 5 storm comes in at 154 miles per hour.

What is the purpose of this activity?

To understand how hurricanes are a major part of sea surface temperatures and to examine how heat energy works in the ocean.