Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How Hurricanes Work

A visualized look inside a storm. How they start, and the ways we measure how bad they get. 

With Hurricane Sandy hurtling toward the East Coast today, here's a handy infographic giving you the basics (and a little more) of how a storm gets going, and how to measure its scale. If you're wondering what makes Sandy a Category 1 storm, here's your answer: Winds between 120 and 150 kilometers per hour, according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. 

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