Planet Earth: Hurricanes

 

 

See the “Planet Earth” website for addresses with hurricane related-information

 

A. Plot hurricane barometric pressure against wind speed for

different hurricanes. What is the correlation, if any ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 B. Compare the number of hurricanes during the last 20 years. Is

there a trend related to global warming?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.   Number of hurricanes in the Atlantic vs. Pacific. Are the numbers the same? Do they go up and down together during the same years?

 

 

 

 

 

 D. Where, in relationship to the landfall of a hurricane, does the greatest damage occur? Why?