Atlantic Ocean Hurricanes
El Nino and Bermuda High
- Must have warm water
- Forms west or south of the equator
- low pressure cells move in
- warm air rises and spirals due to the corrilois effect
Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm moist waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans near the equator. Hurricanes are called typhoons. As the moisture evaporates it rises until enormous amounts of heated moist air are twisted high in the atmosphere.