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How Weather Works
 
Section IV, Units A, B, and C:  Hurricanes
Check the news for Natural Disasters
Course Contents
 
 Contents (Topics to study):
[ The Origin of the Atmosphere || Composition || Some Weather Principles || Forms and Scales of Atmospheric Circulation]
Investigate the nature of Auroras
Consult a weather and climate glossary for those unfamiliar terms used in class
view a power point presentation on professor Longoria's notes http://www.fiu.edu/~longoria/gly3034-sp/gly3034sp/atmosphere.pdf
[ Causes of Thunderstorms || Occurrence of Thunderstorms || The Nature of Lightning || Some aspects of Lightning || Lightning Types ||  Hazards]
View posting 382 of the PF for an recent article on lightning
From Thunderstorm to Tornado and Hurricane:

The basics of tornadoes http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/primer/tornado/tor_basics.html
 
 
 

From Thunderstorm to Tornado:

[Stages in Thunderstorm Growth || Formation of Tornados | Tornado Characteristics | Occurrence of Tornados | Tornado Warning Systems || Damage Potential of Tornadoes || Click here to learn more about Tornados including The Fujita-Pearson <http://www.tornadoproject.com/> Tornado Intensity Scale || What about down bursts]
From Thunderstorm to Waterspout: What is a Waterspout?
Hazards Associated with Hurricanes:
[flooding || wind damage || storm surge   The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge <http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/damg/surg.rxml> || coastal development and storms]

The Mayan Indians of Mexico and Guatemala called the god of stormy weather "Hunrakan" and represented it with this symbol 

 
 
 

Prediction of Atmospheric Disturbances:
Case Histories:  Hurricane Andrew

Chinese word taifun meanings “great wind”, is the name for West Pacific cyclones

Typhoons in Japan