Sci-Five | The Hindu Science Quiz: On Hurricanes

Sci-Five | The Hindu Science Quiz: On Hurricanes

Satellite imagery provided by GOES-18 satellite shows Otis strengthening from a tropical storm into a major hurricane. Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


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 What is the primary source of energy that fuels a hurricane?

  • Solar radiation
  • Geothermal heat
  • Wind energy
  • Ocean heat

Hurricanes are large weather engines, and any engine needs energy to run. The secret energy source of a hurricane is the latent heat of ocean water.


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