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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Formation and Evolution  Hurricanes start as tropical disturbance, large areas of unsettled weather typically 200-600km in diameter  Tropical disturbance develops into a tropical depression when winds increase and rotate around the areas of disturbed area  Once maximum sustained wind speeds reach 63km/h, the depression is upgraded to a tropical storm and receives a name  If winds further increase, a tropical storm becomes a hurricane Mature Hurricane  Mature hurricanes averages 500km in diameter and consists of anticlockwise and spiraling clouds that swirl towards the storm’s center  Rotation gives hurricanes their characteristics circular appearance in satellite images o Rotation depends on N or S hemisphere due to Coriolis affect
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