Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

Monday, September 11, 2017

2:41 AM

Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

· Fujita scale

· Saffir–Simpson scale

· Beaufort scale

· Scoville scale

Answer: The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s intensity. To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical cyclone must have maximum sustained winds of at least 74 mph (Category 1). The highest classification in the scale, Category 5, is reserved for storms with winds exceeding 156 mph. The scale was developed in 1971 by civil engineer Herbert Saffir and meteorologist Bob Simpson, who at the time was director of the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The scale was introduced to the general public in 1973.

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