How Hurricanes Work

Craig Freudenrich,

How Stuff Works is a site that offers in-depth articles explaining in simple terms how things work. This article provides a detailed description of how hurricanes work. This includes what a hurricane is, how a hurricane forms, how hurricanes differ from other tropical storms, how they move, their size and location, the destruction and damage they cause, the Saffir-Simpson scale, hurricane names, weather alert meanings, and how hurricanes are tracked.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: General Public
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Atmosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Environmental ScienceKeywords: Weather, Tropical depression, Tropical storm, Typhoon, Cyclone, Coriolis effect