North Atlantic Hurricane Data
Answer the following questions after observing the satellite photos of hurricanes and after using the hurricane tracking tool.
Include your full name(s). For example, Gabriel Fahrernheit
What is the name of your hurricane?
What year did your hurricane occur?
What is the gender of the hurricane's name?
Examine the satellite photos of hurricanes. Which direction do hurricanes appear to rotate?
they do not appear to rotate
Which best describes the eye or center of the hurricane
Clouds appear higher than the surrounding clouds
Clouds appear lower than the surrounding clouds
It appears clear in the eye of the hurricane
What is the maximum category that the storm reaches
category 1 (74-95 mph)
category 2 (96-110 mph)
category 3 (111-130 mph)
category 4 (131-155 mph)
category 5 (156 mph and above)
What month is the hurricane in. Select the month where the hurricane's windspeed is highest.
Where does this hurricane originate? Select the best option
NE Atlantic - near Norway
NE Atlantic - near the United Kingdom
NE Atlantic - near Spain
NE Atlantic - near Cape Verde Islands & West Africa
NW Atlantic near Nova Scotia
NW Atlantic near New York
NW Atlantic near Florida
Caribbean near Mexico
South Atlantic (south of the equator)
Where is windspeed highest?
track of the hurricane
Which direction does the hurricane appear to hook as it moves?
It does not appear to hook to the left or right
Does hurricane cross the equator?
pressure vs speed
Examine the graph of windspeed and air pressure for your hurricane. What best describes the relationship between air pressure and windspeed?
air pressure and windspeed are proportional. As one goes up, the other goes up.
air pressure and windspeed are inversely proportional. As one goes up, the other goes down.
There appears to be no relationship between air pressure and windspeed.
Which of the following US states does the hurricane hit first?
New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachussets)
Mid Atlantic (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, DC
It does not hit the US
windspeed and landfall
What happens to the wind speed when the hurricane hits land?
Windspeed appears unaffected by land
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