Hurricanes

By Emma Strong and Jade Klare

Introducing hurricanes

Intro: Hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, are deadly storms that are made from big bodies of water (a gulf or ocean). Hurricanes are one of the most deadliest storms to occur if they get up to bad enough conditions. And speaking of the conditions, There are 5 levels of how bad a hurricane can be.

Sustained Winds

1 74-95 mph

2 96-110 mph

3 111-129 mph

4 130-156 mph

5 157 mph or higher

So as you can see, Hurricanes are a very big deal. But anyway, Us as group members, were assigned to answer 2 questions and explain many things about hurricanes, So enjoy!

Sea Surface Temperatures

My job as group member #1 is to explain the sea surface temperature pictures and explain the colors or temperature change. I also have the two following questions to help me explain.


Is there evidence of a change in sea surface temperature (SST) in the data maps? Explain what the evidence of change in SST is.

Yes, there is evidence of change. When the hurricane passed by a certain spot in the middle the colors on the map changed to orange which is hotter than normal. When the storm left, it changed to a yellow-green which signifies it is colder.


Describe the change between the hurricane passage and the effect on SST?

Whenever the hurricane passed by the SST was warmer, whenever the hurricane was gone the SST was colder.

Graph

My job as group member #2 was to examine the line graph of sea surface temperature for the selected location. I also have to explain the following question.


Explain the effect on the temperature in your line plot after the hurricane passed?

The temperature was originally quite warm before the hurricane hit, The average temperature was about 29 degrees Celsius. But when it did hit on September 24, It dropped intensely. It went down about 5 degrees Celsius, which does sound like much but when you look at it in fahrenheit, The change is pretty spectacular. Yet after the hurricane had hit and passed the area, the temperature did raise, But it did not go back to it’s original temperature. It got kind of close but if you look at the graph, it went to about 26 degrees Celsius. But I only said it didn't go directly back, it eventually did after time.

Extra questions!!

How long did it take for the SST to return to the previous temperature?

About a month and a half, It rose a little bit right after but it just kept varrying.


2. What other effects on SST may be occurring?

It is warmer near the coast and colder further away from the coast.