Hurricane season lasts from May 15 to November 30. Hurricanes such as Earl (2010) leave behind little destruction; others, like Katrina (2005), are very destructive. To predict the strength of a hurricane, researchers gather data, such as wind speed (in knots, kt) and pressure (in millibars, mb), and use mathematics to interpret these data
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