How do Hurricanes form?

This animation gives a great guide to how hurricanes form:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4588149.stm

Alternatively check out this great animated guide to hurricanes:

http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/kids/Problem_Board/problems/weather/hurricanebasics.swf

Their is a superb aniamtion of the Saffir-Simpson scale with examples at this website:

http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_national/hurricanes/index_categories.html?SITE=AP?SECTION=HOME

You can use NASA’s hurricane viewer to track major hurricanes of the past:

http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/hurricane/HurricaneViewer.shtml

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in the USA is a good source of information:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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