SEVERE STORMS

Reading:
A&B: Ch11,12


Severe Weather/Thunderstorms 

Tornadoes

Hurricanes
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Review Questions

Labs

Weather Conditions

I. Thunderstorms and Violent Weather
1. Latent heat of vaporization

II. Thunderstorms
1. Lightning and thunder
2. Spatial and temporal variability
3. Atmospheric motion
4. Development and decay
5. Severe thunderstorms

III. Tornadoes

IV. Hurricanes / Typhoons / Cyclones
1. Law of conservation of angular momentum
2. Formation and decay
3. Sources of energy
4. Structure - horizontal and vertical




MODULES THAT COVER THE BASIC LECTURE MATERIAL
FORECASTS AND GENERAL RESOURCES Each of these sites provide lots of information and links to many related sites. National Severe Storms Forecast center
TORNADOES
HURRICANES
  • National Hurricane Center (NHC): Tropical prediction center. Follow menu to obtain information on current activity, advisories, forecasts and strike probabilities. Also information on past tracks and storm characteristics
  • Current activity (select storm tracks, sea surface temperatures, etc)
  • Images of current and previous events from University of Hawaii storm archives

HURRICANES
IMAGES OF STORMS An extensive archive of images of hurricanes and other storms