external image edit.pngCoriolis Effect:
Earth's rotation
- Most powerful determinint in wind patterns
- Doesn't affect westerly winds

Northeast Trade Winds:
- Caused by Coriolis effect
- Carries hurricanes westward from Africa to the ocean

- Hurricane may reach high enough to touch troposphere
- It can spread across the surface of the planet and cover hundreds of square miles of land and sea

Circulation of Air:
- Air north of the equator moves in a clockwise direction
- Air south of the equator moves in a counter-clockwise direction

Developing Hurricane:
- Atlantic Basin storm must move over latitudes of 10 and 30 degrees North to further develop
- Cape Verde Islands at this latitude
- Ocean temperature has to be 80+ degrees for a storm to further develop