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Class:GEOL 1302 - PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY (C)
Subject:Geology
University:El Paso Community College
Term:Fall 2014
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The Coriolis Effect



          Caused by Earths rotation, makes air change directions
What is lighting developed by?     Friction between air masses

Do cold fronts rise above warm fronts?   


           No, warm fronts rise above cold fronts.
Tropic           HIgh Rain
          high temperature
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Fujita Scale         
 a scale for rating tornado intensity, based primarily on the damage tornadoes inflict on human-built structures and vegetation.
The Coriolis effect causes air in the Northern hemisphere to veer?                    


                                           Clockwise
What is lighting?



                                  An electrical discharge
Front boundary between two air masses
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Occluded Front Formed during the process of cyclogenesis when a cold front overtakes a warm front.
Hurricane a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
Dew point highest temperature at which airborne water vapor will condense to form liquid dew. A higher dew point means there will be more moisture in the air.
Heat lighting known as silent lightning, is the name used for the faint flashes of lightning on the horizon or other clouds from distant thunderstorms that do not have accompanying sounds of thunder.
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Tephra Fragmental material produced by a volcanic eruption regardless of composition, fragment size or emplacement mechanism.
Moonsoon traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, 

Tornado A violently rotating column of air that spins while in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
Tropical Cyclone  A rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
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Atmospheric Pressure Also called barometric pressure, is the pressure exerted by the weight of air in the atmosphere of Earth.
Meteorological Hazards          Disasters caused by extreme weather
Name 3 meteorological Hazard Wind
Thunderstorm and lighting 
Hail
Tornadoes
Coastal Hazards
Hurricanes
Coastal Erosion
Tsunamis
Land Subsidence

Most common type of lighting? A. In-cloud lighting B. Cloud to ground

                  In-cloud lightning
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Carbon Cycle The biogeochemical cycle by which carbon is exchanged among the biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the Earth.
Pangea          Large landmass

Name 3 Atmospheric Hazards Hurricanes 
Lightning 
Tornadoes
TropicalStorms 
Hailstorms

Name 3 seismic Hazards Faults/quakes
Ground shaking
Lateral Spreading
Liquefaction
Tsunamis
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Name 2 wildfire hazard Forest Fire
Gases
Savannah
Name 3 Hydrologic hazard Desertification
Drought
Erosion and sedimentation
Storm surge
Name 3 Hazards caused by tephra Gases
Lava flow
Mud flow
Blasts
Mitigation Proactive action taken to reduce or eliminate effects of natural or man caused hazard on people or property
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Name the three steps for Risk Management
  1. Lessening Hazard
  2. Reducing Vulnerability of a community
  3. Changing environment in which Hazards and communites interact.
What should prevention plans include
  1. Enviormental Health
  2. Police
  3. Health Services
  4. Facilities
  5. Structural mitigation
  6. Non-structural mtigation
Who funds the Mitigation-prevention plan?

       The  Division of Emergency Managment
Prevention Focuses on avoiding human hazards, natural disasters or terrorist attacks.
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Environmental health and safety prevention plans include?
  1. Fire safety
  2. Lab and Research safety
  3. Occupational Safety
  4. Environmental compliance
What should the Police prevention plan include?
  1. Crime Prevention 
  2. Traffic Safety
What should Health services prevention plan include?
  1. General health and wellness
  2. Mental health
  3. Health Promotions
What are facilities prevention plans divided in?
  1. Structural mitigation
  2. Non structural mitigation
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Structural mitigation includes? a.Retrofitting of existing structures. b.Installation of wind shutter a.Retrofitting of existing structures.
Fixtures to ceiling,installation of wind shutters and strapping generator to the wall are measures from? Non-structural mitigation
What are the goals of mitigation plans? a.Prevention
b.property protection
c. natural resource protection
d.public information
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 The Coriolis Effect



          Caused by Earths rotation, makes air change directions
 What is lighting developed by?    Friction between air masses

 Do cold fronts rise above warm fronts?  


           No, warm fronts rise above cold fronts.
 Tropic          HIgh Rain
          high temperature
 Fujita Scale        
 a scale for rating tornado intensity, based primarily on the damage tornadoes inflict on human-built structures and vegetation.
 The Coriolis effect causes air in the Northern hemisphere to veer?                   


                                           Clockwise
 What is lighting?



                                  An electrical discharge
 Frontboundary between two air masses
 Occluded FrontFormed during the process of cyclogenesis when a cold front overtakes a warm front.
 Hurricanea rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
 Dew pointhighest temperature at which airborne water vapor will condense to form liquid dew. A higher dew point means there will be more moisture in the air.
 Heat lightingknown as silent lightning, is the name used for the faint flashes of lightning on the horizon or other clouds from distant thunderstorms that do not have accompanying sounds of thunder.
 TephraFragmental material produced by a volcanic eruption regardless of composition, fragment size or emplacement mechanism.
 Moonsoontraditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, 

 TornadoA violently rotating column of air that spins while in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
 Tropical Cyclone A rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.
 Atmospheric PressureAlso called barometric pressure, is the pressure exerted by the weight of air in the atmosphere of Earth.
 Meteorological Hazards         Disasters caused by extreme weather
 Name 3 meteorological HazardWind
Thunderstorm and lighting 
Hail
Tornadoes
Coastal Hazards
Hurricanes
Coastal Erosion
Tsunamis
Land Subsidence

 Most common type of lighting? A. In-cloud lighting B. Cloud to ground

                  In-cloud lightning
 Carbon CycleThe biogeochemical cycle by which carbon is exchanged among the biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the Earth.
 Pangea         Large landmass

 Name 3 Atmospheric HazardsHurricanes 
Lightning 
Tornadoes
TropicalStorms 
Hailstorms

 Name 3 seismic HazardsFaults/quakes
Ground shaking
Lateral Spreading
Liquefaction
Tsunamis
 Name 2 wildfire hazardForest Fire
Gases
Savannah
 Name 3 Hydrologic hazardDesertification
Drought
Erosion and sedimentation
Storm surge
 Name 3 Hazards caused by tephraGases
Lava flow
Mud flow
Blasts
 MitigationProactive action taken to reduce or eliminate effects of natural or man caused hazard on people or property
 Name the three steps for Risk Management
  1. Lessening Hazard
  2. Reducing Vulnerability of a community
  3. Changing environment in which Hazards and communites interact.
 What should prevention plans include
  1. Enviormental Health
  2. Police
  3. Health Services
  4. Facilities
  5. Structural mitigation
  6. Non-structural mtigation
 Who funds the Mitigation-prevention plan?

       The  Division of Emergency Managment
 PreventionFocuses on avoiding human hazards, natural disasters or terrorist attacks.
 Environmental health and safety prevention plans include?
  1. Fire safety
  2. Lab and Research safety
  3. Occupational Safety
  4. Environmental compliance
 What should the Police prevention plan include?
  1. Crime Prevention 
  2. Traffic Safety
 What should Health services prevention plan include?
  1. General health and wellness
  2. Mental health
  3. Health Promotions
 What are facilities prevention plans divided in?
  1. Structural mitigation
  2. Non structural mitigation
 Structural mitigation includes? a.Retrofitting of existing structures. b.Installation of wind shuttera.Retrofitting of existing structures.
 Fixtures to ceiling,installation of wind shutters and strapping generator to the wall are measures from?Non-structural mitigation
 What are the goals of mitigation plans?a.Prevention
b.property protection
c. natural resource protection
d.public information
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