What is the difference between a Hurricane and Tornado?
Hurricane-Tropical storms start with 8 degrees and 15 degrees north and south of the equator where surface sea temperatures reach 27 degrees Celsius. The air above the warm sea is heated and rises. This causes low pressure.
The weather system generates heat which powers the storm; causing wind speeds to increase.
This causes the Tropical Storm to sustain itself. Tropical storms rely on plenty of warm, moist air from he sea-this is why they die out over land.
Tornadoes occur in most parts of the world. However, they are most frequent over the continental plains of the U.S.A.
Tornadoes are typically identified as a funnel fo spiraling air descending from the base of clouds to the earth. The tornado is usually narrow, about 1/2 km wide and rarely does it move more than 20km.
Like hurricanes the precise mechanism of how the funnel forms is not understood.
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