Tropical storm formation
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Each year several tropical storms hit Florida, USA, causing damage and sometimes even deaths and injuries.


A tropical storm forms when sea water temperature is 26 degrees or

higher.


The intensity of a topical storm is measured by winds velocity.


A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when the central turbulence becomes an eye, and sustained winds reach at least 120 Km/h.


In the following video below, the course of hurricane Katrina(2005) is illustrated.

An accompanying table containing characteristic information for 9 tropical storms that hit Florida in the past, follows.


The above animation is aderivation from a simulation  produced by the Climate Change Narrative Game Education (CHANGE) project with funding from the USF National Science Foundation, grant # DRL-1316782.


Storm

name

Year

Highest winds

Lowest pressure

Damage

Comment

  

km/h

Millibar

Millions of US Dollars

 

Wilma

2005

295

882

20,000

 

Katrina

2005

280

902

102,000

Hit a big city: NewOrleans

Ivan

2004

270

910

20,000

 

Charly

2004

240

941

16000

 

Isaac

2012

130

965

2400

 

Lee

2011

95

986

1600

 

Erika

2015

85

1001

500

 

Bonnie

2010

75

1005

1

 

From the 4 options below, which deduction is the most correct according to the video and accompanying data?
Question Created By: Darian Ryder
Creation Date: 2016-05-03 15:46:10
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