AbstractUnless you live in the Southern states, you only hear about the most destructive hurricanes. In fact hurricanes occur every year, even multiple times a year. Each hurricane is a tropical storm related to cyclones and tornadoes, some big and some small. Each hurricane is measured based upon several variables like: wind speed, diameter, direction of movement and speed of movement. Does the size of the hurricane correlate with the wind speed? What information can the eye of the hurricane provide? Are hurricanes more likely during certain times of the year? Do hurricanes only occur in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean? Are there other regions where hurricanes occur? Is the direction of the hurricane always the same (clockwise or counterclockwise)? Does the direction of the hurricane depend on the hemisphere where the hurricane occurs? (NCAR, 2006; NOAA, 2006; Weather Underground, 2006; WMO, 2006)
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- NCAR, 2006. "NCAR Science and Education Outreach Page," National Center for Atmospheric Research. [accessed: 3/1/2006]
- NOAA, 2006. "NOAA Homepage," National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [accessed: 3/1/2006] http://www.noaa.gov/.
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- WMO, 2006. "World Meteorological Organization," WMO, United Nations. [accessed: 3/1/2006] http://www.wmo.ch/index-en.html.
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