Warm ocean waters fuel hurricanes. There was plenty of warm water for Hurricane Katrina to strengthen once it moved into the Gulf of Mexico.
Courtesy of NASA
The 2005 Hurricane Season Is Churning the Atlantic
News story originally written on September 16, 2005
The hurricane season in the North Atlantic is particularly strong this year. And scientists predict that the storms will be getting stronger because of global warming. Follow the links below to find out more.
Windows to the Universe Hurricane Links:
Is a Hurricane?
Are Hurricanes Increasing in Strength and Frequency?
NCAR Kidsí Crossing Hurricane Links:
Carla, a Story by Carol Park
How Hurricanes Form
Make a Model of Storm
Last modified September 16, 2005 by Lisa Gardiner.
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