ASSIGNMENTS 8,9,10 Abilities (what you learned):
 
1.- Explain the origin of the atmosphere
2.- Contrast between ancient and modern atmosphere
3.- Describe the stages in thunderstorm growth.
4.- Describe the stages in the formation of a tornado.
5.- Answer these questions: HOW DO TORNADOES FORM?, WHAT CAUSES TORNADOES?
6.- Distinguish TORNADO VARIATIONS including WATERSPOUTS
7.- Relate the category of tornadoes in the Fujita Scale and the corresponding wind speed and potential damage.
8.- State Tornado Safety Procedures
9.- Distinguish between Myths and Facts about tornadoes.
10.- Discuss geological hazards and risk associated with hurricanes.
11.- Distinguish between Hurricanes, Typhoons and Cyclones.
12.- State the requirements for Tropical Cyclone formation.
13.- Distinguish between Hurricane Watch and Hurricane Warning.
14.- Relate the category of hurricanes in the Saffir-Simpson Scale to the corresponding wind speed, storm surge, and potential damage.
15.- Explain the inland effects of hurricane as trigger of other natural disasters.View this site to improve your answer: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/stormsurge.html
16.- Discuss whether or not people should be allowed to build permanent homes on the beaches and if they should receive disaster aid following storms; giving pros and cons.   Visit this site to enhance your view of the issue: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/usahp.html
17.- Answer this question: What is the potential hurricane threat to our area? Explain.
18.- Explain Storm Surge and its damage potential. Visit this site to improve your understanding of this question: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/stormf.html
19.- Discuss Hurricane Andrew in terms of:  (a) A synoptic description of the disaster; (b) Causes of the Disaster; (c) Occurrence in terms of geological setting; (d) Social and economic impact of the disaster; and (e) Prevention and mitigation of the disaster (f) Your personal suggestions for prevention and recovery of the disaster. View some images of Andrew.
20.- Answer this question: Can Hurricanes and Tornadoes be predicted?
21.- Describe the processes involved in the generation of lightning.

22.- Distinguish the most common types of lightning.
23.- Answer the following questions about lightning: (1) What causes lightning? (2) Where does lightning usually strike?; (3) Can lightning be detected? (4) What types of damage can lightning cause? (5) How to stay safe when lightning is around.
24.- Account for the effects of lightning on humans.
25.- Cite current lightning events in our region (State)