How hurricanes are formed by Earth’s rotation | Learning Zone

Physicist Helen Czerski explains that hurricanes happen because the earth is rotating. She shows how, because the earth is a spinning globe, its atmosphere is controlled by something called the coriolis effect.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 5'20''
  • Broadcast year: 2012
Curriculum Connection
  • Geography | Natural hazards | Tropical storms | Formation of a tropical storm

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Learning Zone
  • Episode: Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey