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
The intensity of a topical storm is measured by winds velocity. There are 5 categories 1-5 from low to high speed this is the Saffire Simpson hurricane scale those numbers will appear on the storm in the video.
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 videos below, the course of hurricane Katrina(2005) is illustrated.
The second video demonstrate low pressure maintained by the hot air and vapor elevation and its contribution to storm intense..
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.
The following is my feedback according to the guidelines set in the syllabus:
1. Following your questions, I found the correct answer in first attempt assisted by the explanations in the question.
2. The simulation has a poor contribution to your question. It didn't help me.
3. The scale table (better to present The Saffir-Simpson scale) seems to be not so accurate. I suggest to check the units and numbers. You wrote Km/hr but some of the date is in Mph.
4. There are only two map points with date and the two are similar. Both describes Katerina Hurricane when your question refers to a much more scientific issue. it will be better if you bring more examples and simulation of Hurricane phenomenon.
Thanks for your question: I had a challenge solving it!
I've read it several times until I could choose the right answer: I wans't sure about the pressure part...
There is surely a strong correlation between your question, the data you've added and the location stated.
The textual information helps to understand that tropical storm is caused by high sea water temperature (= 26 degrees or higher) and high winds velocity;
However, as mentioned before, the pressure part wasn't clear to me:
The second video part you've added wasn't clear to me; though its description was helpful. ("...demonstrates low pressure maintained by the hot air and vapor elevation and its contribution to storm intense" - meaning the pressure should be low!)
I think you should either omit this video - but leave the fact about the low pressure - or add the video's full version; or at least leave some text of its presentation, so that people can understand that you're talking about low pressure.
(I watched the full presentation of the second video and I think it's better to include it all. But, of course, it's your decision).
An idea for improvement:
If you like, you can add a picture of a hurricane, taken by NASA, after mentioning it in your question! (After the sentence: "A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when the central turbulence becomes an eye, and sustained winds reach at least 120 Km/h."). It doesn't really improve your question - it won't really help to understand the issue - but I believe it can make people to enjoy your question more! :)
And it surely visualizes the fact you're mentioning about the hurricane "eye".
The topic you chose to talk about is very interesting, the question is challanging.
1. I think there are a good corelance between the question and the attached animation. However, still can't deduce the answer only depending on the two attached videos due to lack of information. For example, it was not clear the purpose of the number in the clouds ( eye ) in the first animation, untill I read about the saffir-scale in one point. the second video was not clear for me at all .
2.As I mentioned before, the points were very helpfull and contributed for understanding the described phenomenon.
3. The suggested animations and pictures presented by another students are very relevant and effective for improving the question's content. It's critical for me to emphesize the importance of replacing the second animation into another video which explains the " low pressure " better.
(04.06.2016 pm 07.21.23)
thank you for yours helpfull suggestions
Thank you for the most helpful and contributing suggestions.
We took your suggestions into our minds and did following
them some Improvements
Adding NASA picture at the
beginning of the question.
Adding better explanation
to the second movie. by the way it was proposed in the first suggestion we got.