Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsWeather · 2 months ago

What conditions does it take for a hurricane to form ?

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  • 2 months ago
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    A tropical cyclone or hurricane is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain or squalls.

    The primary energy source for these storms is warm ocean waters. These storms are therefore typically strongest when over or near water, and weaken quite rapidly over land. Tropical cyclones also draw in air from a large area—which can be a vast area for the most severe cyclones—and concentrate the water content of that air (made up from atmospheric moisture and moisture evaporated from water) into precipitation over a much smaller area.

    The strong rotating winds of a tropical cyclone are a result of the conservation of angular momentum imparted by the Earth's rotation as air flows inwards toward the axis of rotation. As a result, they rarely form within 5° of the equator. Tropical cyclones are almost unknown in the South Atlantic due to a consistently strong wind shear and a weak Intertropical Convergence Zone. Conversely, the African easterly jet and areas of atmospheric instability give rise to cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, while cyclones near Australia owe their genesis to the Asian monsoon and Western Pacific Warm Pool.

    Source(s): wikipedia
  • TQ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    more evidence Askers are incapable of evaluating answers.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Seawater warmer than 27 degrees celsius

  • 2 months ago

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  • fuzzy
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    When the store tells Karen to put on a mask.

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