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EESA09 Lec 3 Slides


Department
Environmental Science
Course Code
EESA09H3
Professor
Tanzina Mohsin

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Wind
Lecture 3
Hurricanes

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Outline
Part 1
Primer
Definitions
Dynamics
Distribution
Forecasting
Katrina and recent hurricane activity
Hurricanes and Climate Change
a scientific controversy
Human folly?
Part 2
Hurricane Research
Steenhof and Gough (2007)
Gough and Ralph (2007)

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Terms for Tropical Cyclones
Hurricane
North American term
(Atlantic hurricanes,
Eastern Pacific
hurricanes)
Taino language of
Caribbean meaning
“god of evil”
Typhoon
term used in Western
Pacific
“Taifung” – Chinese for
“big wind”
Cyclone
Term used in Australia
and in the Indian
Ocean
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