Sargasso Questions

1. What do you use to measure storm intensity?

2. How quickly do storms weaken over land as opposed to over water?

3. What variables are needed to predict storm path?

4. What wind speeds are dangerous to our region's buildings?

5. How quickly can we evacuate if we need to?

6. What factors go into your storm surge forcasts?

7. How much error is possible in your forcasts?

Chris (10:30 9/10)
I modified and added some question to our list:
General
1. What do you use to measure storm intensity?
2. How quickly do storms usually weaken over land?
3. What variables are needed to predict storm path?
4. What factors go into your storm surge forecasts?
Related to Error
1. What is a standard error in forecasting a storm path?
2. What is a standard error in forecasting storm speed?
3. Exactly how predictable is storm surge?
Related to Evacuation
1. What is the furthest point inland we should consider evacuating?
2. In general, what timeframe do we need to evacuate a large portion of the coastal population?
3. Should we consider a tiered evacuation plan?
4. What wind speeds are dangerous to our region's buildings?
5. What percent of people actually listen to a voluntary and mandatory evacuation?

Chris (11:15 9/11)
I added a few questions. They may still be too general but its a start.
1. Can you measure the momentum of a hurricane?
2. To what extent could local upwelling weaken a hurricane before impact?
3. Could you explain the impact of the gulf stream on hurricane development and movement?
4. What is the main force that causes a hurricane to change direction? (i.e. jet stream, currents)

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