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Explore the relationship between sea surface temperatures (SST)
and hurricane strength.
Note that ocean temperatures change with each season.

   Instructions and options you can use

  • Drag the hurricane around to see the effect surface temperature has on the hurricane.
  • Drag the High around to see how pressure and winds influence hurricane paths.
  • Type "r" to reset the position and size to start over.
  • Click on the season to rotate through the 4 seasons.

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