Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones
Oceans and Seas
Meteorologists

Why do meteorologist track hurricanes thousands of miles out in the ocean?

Answer

Wiki User
11/23/2010

There hurricanes may at some point threaten land, including small islands. They can also be a major hazard to boats and ships at sea. Even if a hurricane does not approach land it can produce large waves and rip tides. Such conditions have killed a number of people.

Additionally, we can conduct research on these hurricanes so that we can better understand and predict future hurricanes when they threaten land.