Presentation on theme: "Hurricanes A tropical cyclone usually with heavy rain and winds moving at 73-136 knots."— Presentation transcript:
Hurricanes A tropical cyclone usually with heavy rain and winds moving at 73-136 knots.
Definition A violent tropical cyclone strom of the western north atlantic, having wind speeds up to 72 mph.
Causes of Hurricanes Hurricanes start when warm, moist air from the ocean surface begins to rise rapidly, where it encounters cooler air that causes the warm water vapor to condense and to form storm clouds and drops of rain. The condensation also releases latent heat, which warms the cool air above, causing it to rise and make why for more warm humid air from the ocean below.
Hurricanes can occur in… Hurricanes can occur the tropical convergence zone, near Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Mexico.