Hurricanes Web Quest.

Grade 7 Geography

 
 









 

Hurricanes

Hurricane Lili making landfall over Louisiana, October 4th


Questions: Copy the table below into OneNote Five Themes Section and complete the questions using the web links below.

 

Question:

Why Does air move in massive circulation cells between the equator and the poles?

 

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Questions: Name one condition which is absolutely necessary for the formation (and maintenance) of a hurricane.  Why is this condition necessary?

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Question: What three things do the most damage when a hurricane hits land?

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Questions Why do hurricanes in the northern hemisphere always spin counter-clockwise?

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Question: Which part of the Hurricane always has the fastest wind speeds? Why are the winds always faster  there?

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Question: What is the Coriolis effect, and what is itís role in the formation of hurricanes?

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Question: Define: Storm Surge.

 

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Question: What time of the year and where do hurricanes occur?

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Links:

 

- Canadian Hurricane Centre, all about Hurricanes

- Hurricanes: The greatest storms on Earth Recommended!

- Several satellite views of Hurricane Lili, from NASA

-2009 Hurricane season

national geographic. com/forces of nature Very Cool

hurricane formation and rotation.

Coriolis Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duz-2v1Omvc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s76Qn7bpCsQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT5K6FR_eVs&feature=related

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/forces-of-nature/

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/pdf/canelab.htm