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Activity Discussion Environment Hurricanes Reply To: Hurricanes

  • devansh

    April 27, 2024 at 4:09 pm
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    1.Warm Ocean Temperatures: Hurricanes are fueled by warm ocean water. They need water at least 2.5°C (80°F) near the surface to develop and maintain their strength. This is why they typically form in tropical and subtropical waters between the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.

    2. Low Wind Shear: Strong winds blowing in different directions at different altitudes (wind shear) can disrupt a hurricane’s development. Areas with minimal wind shear, like the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Eastern Pacific, create favorable conditions for hurricanes to form and intensify.

    3. Geography: Certain geographical features can influence hurricane tracks. For example, the shape of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico can channel hurricanes towards land.

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