Climate Change: Extreme Weather Events.

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Climate Change: Extreme Weather Events.

Extreme weather events are getting much more common. A once in a lifetime hurricane happens twice in 10 years, but is this an indicator of climate?

Hurricanes:
Hurricanes are one of the most destructive forces of nature. It’s the strongest storm on Earth. It is a rotary (cyclonic) storm.
Developing hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters. The addition of moisture by evaporation from the sea surface powers them.

            A hurricane has several factors that help to define it.

-          Winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more.

-          The eye of a storm is usually 20-30 miles wide and may extend over 400 miles

Hurricanes must have several conditions present.

-          Low-pressure system

-          Warm temperatures over the Ocean

-          Ocean depth of

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