Hurricane Juan Research Paper

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Hurricane Juan struck Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2003 creating the most damage in the history of Nova Scotia and killing 8 people and costing about $30 900 000 in damage. In order to prevent as much damage you first need to have a brief understanding of what causes hurricanes and how they work. After you know that you 're able to think of ways to be able to prevent damage and the lose of life. Even thought you can be the most prepared person ever and just waiting for a hurricane to come because you know you 're as ready as ever, most people probably won 't be just sitting and waiting for one to come so what meteorologists do is predict when another is likely to strike.

Hurricanes often called tropical cyclones are only created over warm waters …show more content…

Over the past 150 years there has been 18 hurricanes/tropical storms that have hit nova scotia, Hurricane Juan was the third most recent striking in 2003 before hurricane Juan there was 8 category one hurricanes, one category two ,and 2 category threes, 7 years after hurricane Juan there was a category 4 hurricane and 4 years after that a category 2. Based on the number of years between each hurricane they seem to be becoming more frequent and will continue to happen more often because of global warming and the earth becoming warmer and since the earth is becoming warmer the ocean heats up, Since hurricanes are created from the warm air from the ocean rising and building up, making this giant storm. it will become more frequent due to the more warm air in the oceans building up. On May 22, 2014 a news item was released by environment Canada stating that hurricane season runs from june until november this is because the waters in the atlantic ocean are finally warm enough to start creating tropical cyclones and early that day the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) predicted 8-13 named storms, 3-6 hurricanes and 1-2 major hurricanes. Meteorologists can predict hurricanes based on their seasonal possibilities and then after they 've been formed there able to track them using satellites and Doppler radar and predict where they will make landfall. Scientists are able to predict seasonal hurricanes based on past events and they can estimate the approximate

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