Visit the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its student zone: https://scijinks.gov and click the ‘Games’ tab. From the options that are presented select ‘How Does a Hurricane Form?’ Watch the introductory video clip and then read the information below about hurricanes: the various terms they go by in different parts of the world, the stages in their development from ‘Tropical disturbance’ to ‘Hurricane,’ and the poster summary at the bottom.
Once you have a clear understanding of hurricane formation, go back to the ‘Games’ tab in the menu and look for the ‘Hurricane simulation’ option. Open this and follow the instructions alongside, adjusting the location of the high pressure (H) anticyclone, the emergent tropical storm low pressure (L) and changing the season by clicking on it.
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