How do meteorologists predict hurricanes?
By: Isaiah Grant
A Hurricane is a severe, swirling storm that usually forms over warm water. They can produce gusts 119 kilometers per hour (74mp) or higher. Wow! that is speedier than a cheetah! who would've thought that there is something that is actually faster than the quickest...
By: Marisol Dayton
In the summer the air temperature heats up, driving many people to local lakes, rivers, pools and beaches to cool off. With a fun day of water play in mind, people warily watch clouds build in the distance, then listen as thunder seems to rumble...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
From the first of June until the 30th of November of every year, people living along the Gulf of Mexico coast in the United States or Mexico, those living anywhere in the Caribbean or along the Atlantic Ocean, particularly the south eastern part of the...
By: Marisol Dayton
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale was developed in 1971 by engineer Herbert Saffir and metereologist Bob Simpson. It was introduced to the public in 1973 and gained widespread acceptance starting in 1974. Today it is the classification system used to categorize Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that...
Tips for travel during hurricane season
By: Judith Willson
The hurricane season runs from June to November with a number of very popular tourist locations affected, including islands in the Caribbean, the southern United States and much of central America. Whether you plan to travel to any of these places as a tourist, for...
By: Tom Cummings - 579982
The tropical rainforest or equatorial rainforest has four well defined layers: - The emergent layer - These consist of trees 35-45 meters high. They have tall, straight trunks and a wide spreading crown. There are little to no branches below the crown. There is a...
By: Ryan Gray
The familiar and often-used phrase “Oil and water don't mix” was not related to automobiles. But it could easily be applied to what can happen if a person tries to drive in a flood. If a vehicle stalls while in water, any attempt to...
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion
By: Carolyn Tytler
After the long, cold winters experienced in the northern hemisphere, the arrival of summer is anticipated with pleasure. The warm weather beckons many outdoors to engage in work projects, sports, and other activities which were impossible earlier in the year because of frigid temperatures and...
Safest place in your home to be during a hurricane
By: Judith Willson
From June till November every year some places are at risk from hurricanes. If you live in the southern part of the United States or in central America then it is highly advisable to be prepared for a hurricane sweeping over. In the cases of...
Worst hurricanes in history
By: Judith Willson
Hurricanes get considered the worst in history because of lives lost, and to a lesser extent property damaged. Advances in meteorology mean that the death toll of even the most intense hurricanes is usually now far less than in the past. Warnings of hurricanes approaching...

 

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