Posted by maria on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 6:28pm.
1.Which condition is believed to be caused by El Niņo and effectively weakens hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean?
*warm water temperatures
*high wind shear
*low wind shear
2.We only see hurricanes in the summer months because
*there is more rain in the summer.
*the winds are calmer in the summer.
*the water is saltier in the summer.
*the water is warmer in the summer.
3.Hurricanes in the Northern hemisphere always rotate:
*there is no rotation due to the Coriolis effect
4.Check the boxes below that indicate possible damaging effects directly caused by a hurricane:
5.Which of the following conditions describes the eye of a hurricane? Check all that apply.
*higher water levels
*lower water levels
6.Which of the following lists the four steps of hurricane development in the proper order?
*area of low pressure, hurricane, tropical storm, tropical depression
*area of low pressure, tropical depression, tropical storm, hurricane
*tropical depression, area of low pressure, tropical storm, hurricane
*area of low pressure, tropical storm, tropical depression, hurricane
7.Explain what the difference is between a hurricane watch and hurricane warning.
8.Explain how a storm surge forms and what effect this can have on the coastline.
9.Explain why hurricanes cannot form along the equator.
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