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The Caribbean region and the South Eastern United States of America are regularly subjected to the impact of tropical hurricanes ABriefly outline characteristics of such hurricanes The hurricanes that occur over the Caribbean region and the United States of America usually eventuate between August and October For these hurricanes to occur the surrounding ocean temperatures must be minimal also there must be a prolonged spell of equable temperature pressure and humidity in the lower troposphere in conjunction with anti-cyclonic conditions in the upper troposphere These conditions cause intense low pressure and strong winds at the earths surface For their to be enough energy for the hurricane to move it is essential that there is a considerable source of heat This is necessary to maintain a consistent supply of rising air in the form of currents There needs to be a large supply of moisture as it is necessary for condensation to take place in order to release latent heat and it is the latent heat that initiates the development of the storm and consequently produces heavy rainfall When the hurricane reaches its maturity an eye develops in the centre in the eye there is a relative area of subsiding pressure Which is what causes clear skies anomalous high temperatures and light winds Eventually the eye disappears as a result of the descending air increasing instability which in turn warms and increases the storms intensity Around the eye there are towering Cumulo-nimbus clouds The hurricanes decline as soon as the source of heat is lostor removed Although it can take between 9 and 15 days for this to happen Winds immediately around a hurricanes eye which is usually about 32km 20 miles across reach more than 300 kmh 190 mph But in the eye itself seen in the centre of the spiral-the weather is clear and calm BIdentify the various types of damage caused by the passage of
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