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Hurricane Formation (Grade 9)

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Hurricane Formation

What happens to hurricanes when they move over land and why?

They lose                    because there is less                        to feed the hurricane.
What are the four stages of hurricane, in order?




Most hurricanes which move North from the Caribbean into the North Atlantic are pushed out into the colder waters of the ocean and become weaker.
  1. True
  2. False
Hurricanes tend to form between [math]5deg[/math] and [math]20deg[/math] north and south of the equator.
  1. True
  2. False
About how many tropical storms continue to develop to become hurricanes?
  1. almost all of them
  2. around three out of four
  3. around one out of two
  4. less than one out of twenty
When are hurricanes most likely to occur in the United States?
  1. mid-January through mid-May
  2. mid-August through late October
  3. early June through mid-August
  4. early April through mid-July
Which fuels hurricane growth?
  1. cool, dry air
  2. warm, dry air
  3. cool, moist air
  4. warm, moist air
When air nears the center of a hurricane it
  1. rises and precipitates rain.
  2. sinks and precipitates rain.
  3. rises and condenses into clouds.
  4. sinks and condenses into clouds.
What three factors determine the classification of a hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale?
  1. storm elevation, barometric pressure, and destructive potential
  2. barometric pressure, destructive potential, and wind speed
  3. destructive potential, wind speed, and storm elevation
  4. wind speed, barometric pressure, and storm elevation
Within the hurricane,                       releases energy that results in                       pressure and stronger winds.
  1. precipitation, lower
  2. precipitation, higher
  3. condensation, lower
  4. condensation, higher
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