Hurricanes

analyzing hurricanes

Quick fact!

Hurricanes can do serious damage to a city or possibly a state if it's small enough.

*Brief overview of the 2005 Atlatic hurricane season*

In 2005 there was a record of {27} storms. Out of all of the storms , only 14 of those were hurricanes, and 7 of those were major hurricanes. Only 3 of them reached category 5. Many records were broken during the 2005 season.

We're hurricanes occur!

As you can see in the picture hurricanes occur in the Atlantic Ocean , Pacific Ocean.

How hurricanes develop!

Hurricanes only form over really warm ocean water of 80°F or warmer. The atmosphere the air must cool off very quickly the higher you go. Also, the wind must be blowing in the same direction and at the same speed to force air upward from the ocean surface. Winds flow outward above the storm allowing the air below to rise. Hurricanes typically form between 5 to 15 degrees latitude north and south of the equator.

*The categories of hurricanes*

Category #1

Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days. (Wind speeds 74mph - 95mph).

Category #2

Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks. (Wind speeds 96mph - 110mph).

Category #3

Well-built framed homes may incur major damage or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Electricity and water will be unavailable for several days to weeks after the storm passes. ( Windspeeds 111mph - 129mph).

Category #4

Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. (Wind speeds 130mph - 156mph).

Category #5

A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. (157 mph or higher).

The purpose of this !

To examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface.

Map and data analysis & drawing conclusions !

Part 1 , #1

In the Golf of Mexico , there is a change of water temperature , in between the 20th and the 28th of September. There is a change between 30.2 and 28.4 degrees. In September 20th the sea temperature was between 29.5 and 28.8. When September 22 came the surface temperature was starting to become cooler than September 20th. When September 28th the temperature was between 28.8 and 26.9. The temperature became cooler than the day September 20th.

Part 1 #2

When the hurricane passed the Gulf of Mexico , the surface temperate became warmer . For example , in September 22nd, the surface temperature of the water were the hurricane was at, was 29.8 and 28.6. The affect on the SST was the temperature getting warmer.

The partner question #1

The conclusion I can make is that the Surface temperature changes and gets warmer when ever there is a hurricane in that area.