Which are Deadlier Hurricanes or Tornadoes
By: Joe Owens - 367633
The wrath of Mother Nature can be dealt to us in a variety of ways. From floods to earthquakes, volcanoes to blizzards, the experiences we endure are various and in some cases deadly. But the two natural phenomenon that get the most play on the...
By: Steve Christensen
When a catastrophe like a major hurricane catches the collective attention of a nation, it isn't surprising that citizens pick up part of the vocabulary from the experts and journalists who tell us about it. In 2005, when Katrina boiled onshore, we all heard terms...
Anatomy of a super cell
By: Christine G.
Have you ever seen tall pillars rising up from the clouds when you look out of the window of an airplane? Those spectacular formations, which can rise 50,000 to 60,000 feet high, are supercells, the most violent of thunderstorms. They look peacefully majestic...
By: Brandi Carpo
Pre-existing weather disturbances, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and light winds. Oceanic and atmospheric conditions play a key role in the life cycle of a hurricane. From tropical depression to hurricane, these tropical cyclones can have a life span as long as two to three weeks...
By: Janet Capone
A tornado is part of a severe thunderstorm, and because thunderstorms occur all over the world, tornadoes are not restricted to any specific location. In reality, tornadoes have been recognized in every state, and on every continent, but Antarctica. Wherever the conditions are right, the...
By: Rex Trulove
Earth's weather, and in fact the weather of all the studied planets, amounts to a planetary wide thermal exchange. It is this exchange that results in the wind and ocean currents, and to understand the how the spin of the earth impacts these currents, which...
By: Tammy L Mahan
A storm surge also known as a storm tide, and tidal surge. Is a rise in the level of water that is pushed to shore in the form of waves before the storm makes landfall. Depending on the speed of the wind it can be...
By: Jane Allyson
On December the 18th 1944 the forenoon watch opens : "...with the devil to pay and no pitch hot. The violence of the wind is terrible; it shrieks and whinnies, roars and shudders, beats and clutches. The sea is convulsed, diabolic; the ships are...
By: Harriet Lee
I have never heard of hailstones being called "the white plague" and was absolutely horrified by what I have discovered whilst researching this topic. "Hailstones, the size of baseballs!" I just cannot comprehend how frightening this must have been,or be. You certainly do...
By: John Traveler
There are probably a lot of people out there who have had a lot more opportunity to be in the close proximity of a lightening strike than I. But when I was stationed at Keesler AFB in Mississippi, lighting was a part of every day...

 

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