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This book introduces where, why, when, and how often hurricanes occur. Engaging text breaks down concepts for the reader, such as air pressure differences, cloud formation, updrafts, rising air, and rotating winds. Chapters highlight the progression from tropical disturbance to tropical depression to hurricane based on wind speeds, as well as hurricane structure from rain bands to the eyewall to the eye. Readers will learn how hurricanes are classified by wind speed on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, how scientists predict a storm's path to issue watches and warnings, how conditions change as a storm approaches an area, how winds and storm surge cause damage, and how to stay safe during a hurricane. Clear, helpful diagrams, full-color photographs, bold glossary words, and an index support this easy-to-read, engaging text.

Synopsis:

Describes when, where, why, and how often hurricanes occur.

Synopsis:

This book introduces hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, and describes how these storms form, how Earth's rotation affects these storms, and how hurricanes are ranked using the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.

Table of Contents

Hurricane! — Where tropical cyclones occur — Hurricane season — The wind picks up — A storm takes shape — A hurricane is born — Anatomy of a hurricane — Measuring hurricanes — Tracking the storm — Making landfall — Hurricane damage — The big ones — Be prepared — Glossary — Saying it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604534337
Publisher:
Checkerboard
Subject:
Hurricanes
Author:
Kris Hirschmann
Author:
Hirschmann, Kris
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Weather
Subject:
Science & Nature - Disasters
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-A to Z
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Weather
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - We
Publication Date:
August 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
32

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"Synopsis" by , Describes when, where, why, and how often hurricanes occur.
"Synopsis" by , This book introduces hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, and describes how these storms form, how Earth's rotation affects these storms, and how hurricanes are ranked using the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.
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