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Natural Disasters


This being my senior project I wanted to look at a topic that I found
interesting. Even though I find most topics in the fields interesting, none
catch my attention better than natural disasters. I have always found disasters
intriguing and have wanted to know more about them. The disaster that I found
most interesting were Hurricanes. The thought of those storms with their power
gives me the chills. Ever since I was in the middle of Hurricane Bob when I was
vacationing with my family off the coast of Virginia and we were asked by the
state police to evacuate our house, I wanted to learn more about hurricanes.
Since that I have been able to take classes that enabled me to learn more about
hurricanes. That is why I have decided to take the focus of my paper towards
hurricanes. Furthermore, I am going to look at the economical affects that
hurricanes have on the United States. There are many reasons why I chose to use
this variable. The main reason is I couldn't think of another topic that fit
into e veryone's lives and had an effect on everyone.
     The hurricane year is broken up into two seasons. They are referred to
as early season and late season. The early season starts June first and runs to
September 10. The late season starts on September 10 and runs to the end of
November. The date of September 10 is the midway point between the two seasons.
This is the date that separates early season from late season. This leads me to
what my research was about. I am writing about the differences between early
season and late season hurricanes and how they effect the variable that were
mentioned earlier in the paper. I feel that late season hurricanes cause more
economic loss than early season hurricanes.
     I will start by taking about what a hurricane is and how they are formed.
Then I will discuss where they are formed in relation to the seasons and why in
these places. Next I will talk about the paths that these hurricanes take in
regards to the seasons. Then I will compare storms of each season from different
years starting in 1988 and ending in 1995. Next I will give a brief history
about some of the biggest storms to ever hit and how they compare to the window
of years I researched. The data from all the years storms in terms of loss of
both variables will come next followed by the rea...


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...;  Another reason that the late season had more damage was the season had
more hurricanes and also had more that touched on land. One of the largest early
season hurricanes was Felix of 1995. It never hit land. The average landfall
category for early season (excluding Andrew) was 1.8. The average for the late
season was 2.6( Purdue). Many more hurricanes that are not significant brought
this number down, but because there were so many, it averaged out.
     After looking at all of the data, I feel that I am not completely right
about my theory, but found some good solid evidence. The biggest problem with
the project is that it is very hard to predict the climatic patterns of the
Earth. If it was easy, my project would have come out one hundred percent. I am
pleased with the work that I have done and was happy to research the material. I
enjoyed learning about hurricanes and how they work. I feel that most major
hurricanes fall in the late season and that they take one of the two major
tracks. This causes more economical damage than if it were to follow the other
track in the early season. I hope someday the climate will be much easier to
predict.


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