Monday, July 10, 2006

Meteorology Pop Quiz I

In which hemisphere (Northern or Southern) was this hurricane, and how can you tell?


Answer is in the comments.

2 comments:

Jessi Guilford said...

This hurricane is in the Northern Hemisphere.

This is distinguished from a Southern Hemisphere hurricane, like this one, by the direction of rotation: in the Northern Hemisphere, the winds rotate counterclockwise towards the center; in the Southern Hemisphere, it's clockwise. The bands of rain and clouds curve along with the overall wind direction, so you can tell by following them to the storm's center and noting the direction of the curve.

Changeseeker said...

Cooool...so now I'll know which way the wind is moving when it's taking the roof off my building. :-D (I live in Tampa.)