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Class:GEOL 125 - Natural Disasters
Subject:Geology
University:Kansas State University
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A parcel of air at 25o C has an of 1.5%, ....and can contain as as much as 3% humidity at that temperature. What is the...of thi Absolute Relativity
Is the greenhouse effect really happening? Yes, A little greenhouse effect is good thing. Surface temp would be 2' Too much is a bad thing--High Carbon Dioxide levels
What type of front can produce more rain or snow? Occluded Fronts
Is the greenhouse effect really happening? Why? Yes, amount of CO2
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What temperature would it be like on earth without natural greenhouse effect? Very cold, 2'
Why do scientists say that planet Venus has a "runaway" greenhouse effect It makes the surface too hot
Why did atmospheric carbon dioxide levels being rising after the year 1850 AD Industrial Reveloution/Fossil Fuels
What are some of the anticipated consequences of global warming? Stronger Hurricanes Loss of habitat less Coast/islands shift in agriculture areas
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Name a hazard associated with a thunderstorm High winds lighteining heavy rains hail tornado
What is the Fujita scale? Measures tornado intensity
What is the Enhanced Fujita scale? Measured by estimates of 3 second sustained wind speed and resulting damage
What is tornado alley? central US
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What is a tornado watch? Conditions are right for a tornado to develop
What is a tornado warning? Tornado has been spotted, take shelter
How many tornado's consistute a tornado outbreak? 6 or more from the same large scale storm in one day
Midwest Tornado Outbreak March 18, 1925 Happened early in the spring Most deadly tornado's in history No warning system 689 killed
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Manhattan, KS tornado (1994) June 8, 1994 F3 5:45 PM 19 miles long 50 injuries 5 million in damage
Topeka, KS F5 Struck at 7pm June 8, 1966 21 miles long 17 dead $100 million in damage
Midwest Tornado, Super outbreak 1974 148 tornado's 6 were F5 Warnings work school safety issues
Andover, KS F5 600 ft wide killed 13 people went under overpass
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Oklahoma-Kansas tornado May 3-6 58 tornados
Greensbrug, KS 9:45 May 4, 2007 1.7 miles long traveled 22 miles EF5 205mph winds
What type of storm is most likely to produce a blizzard? Mid latitude cyclones
If the English Windstorm of 1703 was not a hurricane, then what was it likely to be? tornado?
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Who wrote an account of the English Windstorm of 1703? Daniel Defoe
Arrange the following of increasing severity: hurricane, tropical depression, tropical storm 1. Tropical Depression 2. Tropical Storm 3. Hurricane
What happens when 2 tropical storms of unequal size collide? The smaller tropical cyclone absorbed into the larger tropical cyclone
What notable storm was given the name "kamikaze" by the Japanese? The Kyushu Typhoon of 1281
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What was the largest tropical cyclone? Super Typhoon Tip 1979
What was the smallest Tropical Typhoon? Cyclone Tracy- 1979
Which way does a tropical cyclone SOUTH of the equator rotate? clockwise
What factors made Galveston, TX vulnerable to a hurricane? New city, no experience with a storm no barriers
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What hurricane killed nearly as many people inland from heavy rains as it killed in its initial landfall? Hurricane Camille
Which of today's notable tropical cyclones was partly responsible for the creation of the new nation of Bangladash? E. Pakistan Cycone
Why was the city of New Orleans particularly at risk for damage from a hurricane? below sea level
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 A parcel of air at 25o C has an of 1.5%, ....and can contain as as much as 3% humidity at that temperature. What is the...of thiAbsolute
Relativity
 Is the greenhouse effect really happening?Yes, A little greenhouse effect is good thing. Surface temp would be 2'

Too much is a bad thing--High Carbon Dioxide levels
 What type of front can produce more rain or snow?Occluded Fronts
 Is the greenhouse effect really happening? Why?Yes, amount of CO2
 What temperature would it be like on earth without natural greenhouse effect?Very cold, 2'
 Why do scientists say that planet Venus has a "runaway" greenhouse effectIt makes the surface too hot
 Why did atmospheric carbon dioxide levels being rising after the year 1850 ADIndustrial Reveloution/Fossil Fuels
 What are some of the anticipated consequences of global warming?Stronger Hurricanes
Loss of habitat
less Coast/islands
shift in agriculture areas
 Name a hazard associated with a thunderstormHigh winds
lighteining
heavy rains
hail
tornado
 What is the Fujita scale?Measures tornado intensity
 What is the Enhanced Fujita scale?Measured by estimates of 3 second sustained wind speed and resulting damage
 What is tornado alley?central US
 What is a tornado watch?Conditions are right for a tornado to develop
 What is a tornado warning?Tornado has been spotted, take shelter
 How many tornado's consistute a tornado outbreak?6 or more from the same large scale storm in one day
 Midwest Tornado OutbreakMarch 18, 1925
Happened early in the spring
Most deadly tornado's in history
No warning system
689 killed
 Manhattan, KS tornado (1994)June 8, 1994
F3
5:45 PM
19 miles long
50 injuries
5 million in damage
 Topeka, KSF5
Struck at 7pm
June 8, 1966
21 miles long
17 dead
$100 million in damage
 Midwest Tornado, Super outbreak1974
148 tornado's
6 were F5
Warnings work
school safety issues
 Andover, KSF5
600 ft wide
killed 13
people went under overpass
 Oklahoma-Kansas tornadoMay 3-6
58 tornados
 Greensbrug, KS9:45
May 4, 2007
1.7 miles long
traveled 22 miles
EF5
205mph winds
 What type of storm is most likely to produce a blizzard?Mid latitude cyclones
 If the English Windstorm of 1703 was not a hurricane, then what was it likely to be?tornado?
 Who wrote an account of the English Windstorm of 1703?Daniel Defoe
 Arrange the following of increasing severity: hurricane, tropical depression, tropical storm1. Tropical Depression
2. Tropical Storm
3. Hurricane
 What happens when 2 tropical storms of unequal size collide?The smaller tropical cyclone absorbed into the larger tropical cyclone
 What notable storm was given the name "kamikaze" by the Japanese?The Kyushu Typhoon of 1281
 What was the largest tropical cyclone?Super Typhoon Tip 1979
 What was the smallest Tropical Typhoon?Cyclone Tracy- 1979
 Which way does a tropical cyclone SOUTH of the equator rotate?clockwise
 What factors made Galveston, TX vulnerable to a hurricane?New city, no experience with a storm
no barriers
 What hurricane killed nearly as many people inland from heavy rains as it killed in its initial landfall?Hurricane Camille
 Which of today's notable tropical cyclones was partly responsible for the creation of the new nation of Bangladash?E. Pakistan Cycone
 Why was the city of New Orleans particularly at risk for damage from a hurricane?below sea level
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