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Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet - The Weather Channel

Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet - The Weather Channel | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet
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Extremely dry conditions, stiff winds, unusually warm weather, and trees killed by outbreaks of pine bark beetles have provided ideal conditions for the blazes.
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Weather weapons have existed for over 15 years, testified U.S. Secretary of Defense

Weather weapons have existed for over 15 years, testified U.S. Secretary of Defense | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Weather weapons have existed for over 15 years, testified U.S. Secretary of Defense (RT @Spacettf: Weather weapons have existed for over 15 years, testified U.S.
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22 signs that global weather patterns are going absolutely crazy

22 signs that global weather patterns are going absolutely crazy | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Global weather patterns seem to get stranger and stranger with each passing year. Almost every day now, the news is telling us about some bizarre weather event that hasn't happened "in 100 years" going on in some area of the globe.
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Tornado Tracks: 56 Years Of America’s Most Terrifying Tornadoes Visualized

Tornado Tracks: 56 Years Of America’s Most Terrifying Tornadoes Visualized | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it

Tornadoes form under a certain set of weather conditions in which three very different types of air come together in a certain way. Near the ground lies a layer of warm and humid air, along with strong south winds. Colder air and strong west or southwest winds lie in the upper atmosphere. Temperature and moisture differences between the surface and the upper levels create what we call instability. A necessary ingredient for tornado formation. The change in wind speed and direction with height is known as wind shear. This wind shear is linked to the eventual development of rotation from which a tornado may form.

 

A third layer of hot dry air becomes established between the warm moist air at low levels and the cool dry air aloft. This hot layer acts as a cap and allows the warm air underneath to warm further...making the air even more unstable. Things start to happen when a storm system aloft moves east and begins to lift the various layers. Through this lifting process the cap is removed, thereby setting the stage for explosive thunderstorm development as strong updrafts develop. Complex interactions between the updraft and the surrounding winds may cause the updraft to begin rotating-and a tornado is born.

 

The Great Plains of the Central United States are uniquely suited to bring all of these ingredients together, and so have become known as "Tornado Alley." The main factors are the Rocky Mountains to the west, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and a terrain that slopes downward from west to east.

 

During the spring and summer months southerly winds prevail across the plains. At the origin of those south winds lie the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which provide plenty of warm, humid air needed to fuel severe thunderstorm development. Hot dry air forms over the higher elevations to the west, and becomes the cap as it spreads eastward over the moist Gulf air. Where the dry air and the Gulf air meet near the ground, a boundary known as a dry line forms to the west of Oklahoma. A storm system moving out of the southern Rockies may push the dry line eastward, with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes forming along the dry line or in the moist air just ahead of it.

 

What is the Fujita Tornado Damage Scale? Dr. T. Theodore Fujita, a pioneer in the study of tornadoes and severe thunderstorm phenomena, developed the Fujita Tornado Damage Scale (F-Scale) to provide estimates of tornado strength based on damage surveys. Since it is extremely difficult to make direct measurements of tornado winds, an estimate of the winds based on damage is the best way to classify them. The new Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF-Scale) addresses some of the limitations identified by meteorologists and engineers since the introduction of the Fujita Scale in 1971. Variability in the quality of construction and different local building codes made classifying tornadoes in a uniform manner difficult. In many cases, these inconsistencies led to overestimates in the strength of tornadoes. The new scale identifies 28 different free standing structures most affected by tornadoes taking into account construction quality and maintenance. The range of tornado intensities remains as before, zero to five, with 'EF0' being the weakest, associated with very little damage and 'EF5' representing complete destruction, which was the case in Greensburg, Kansas on May 4th, 2007, the first tornado classified as 'EF5'. The EF scale was adopted on February 1, 2007.


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weather-wherever's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:28 AM

Fascinating! 

Rachel Strauss's comment, July 8, 2013 11:54 PM
This article gives insight on some of the biggest tornadoes and the distruction that they left behind. I think that it is very intresting to see the different effects over the years.
Logan Willits's curator insight, July 19, 2015 10:17 PM

Link showing map and frequency of tornadoes across the United States for the last 50+ years.

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Report: CO2 not responsible for global warming - Daily Caller

Report: CO2 not responsible for global warming - Daily Caller | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
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Report: CO2 not responsible for global warming
Daily Caller
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) — not carbon emissions — are the real culprit behind global warming, claims a new study out of the University of Waterloo.
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The next big freeze could last 250 years: Experts say Sun's activity wanes every 200 years - and the next 'cooling period' is due by 2040

The next big freeze could last 250 years: Experts say Sun's activity wanes every 200 years - and the next 'cooling period' is due by 2040 | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Russian scientists say that the Sun's activity temporarily wanes and emits less heat every 200 years. The last time this happened was between 1650 and 1850, a period known as the little ice age.
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Four German hikers and guide dead after Philippines volcanic eruption

Four German hikers and guide dead after Philippines volcanic eruption | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
A volcano has erupted in the Philippines, killing five people from a tour group climbing the mountain. Four of the victims are said to be German, the…    
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Alaskan Volcano Eruption On Saturday Forces Aviation Authorities To Divert ... - RedOrbit

Alaskan Volcano Eruption On Saturday Forces Aviation Authorities To Divert ... - RedOrbit | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Alaskan Volcano Eruption On Saturday Forces Aviation Authorities To Divert ...
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Watershed Down - Phoenix Magazine

Watershed Down - Phoenix Magazine | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it

A new Study warns of serious water shortages on the Colorado River. Will turning off the tap help, or are more extreme measures in store?

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NOAA predicts above-average hurricane season - Los Angeles Times

NOAA predicts above-average hurricane season - Los Angeles Times | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Times
NOAA predicts above-average hurricane season
Los Angeles Times
The outlook has proved valuable in predicting how many storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes will develop.
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Move to Arizona... Its hot but tornado, hurricane and earthquake free...

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8.2 earthquake in the Sea of Okhotsk, no tsunami for Hawaii expected

8.2 earthquake in the Sea of Okhotsk, no tsunami for Hawaii expected | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
HONOLULU, Hawaii - A magnitude 8.2 earthquake has hit 373 miles below the surface in the Sea of Okhotsk. The epicenter is 223 miles west southwest of Esso, Russia, according to measurements by the United States Geological Survey.
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Explore: Heat -- National Geographic

Explore: Heat -- National Geographic | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
As temperatures have soared to record highs in recent years, we take a look at how National Geographic photographers have captured some of the most extreme examples of the effects of heat on our planet.
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Open Water In Areas Around North Pole

Open Water In Areas Around North Pole | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
In some areas around the North Pole, thickness of the sea ice has declined to virtually zero, i.e. open water.
What could have caused this open water? Let's go through some of the background.
North Hemisphere snow cover has been low for some time.
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Mysterious radar echo over Huntsville - CBS42

Mysterious radar echo over Huntsville - CBS42 | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Mysterious radar echo over Huntsville
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) – Meteorologists Ted McInerney & Gene Norman were watching something Tuesday afternoon that had all meteorologists in Alabama scratching their heads.
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Area flooding strands drivers, forces evacuations - KansasCity.com

Area flooding strands drivers, forces evacuations - KansasCity.com | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Thunderstorms with torrential rains moved across the Kansas City area early Friday morning causing life-threatening flash flooding.
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An Underground Pool Drying Up

An Underground Pool Drying Up | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Portions of the High Plains aquifer are being depleted.
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This isn't the only well running dry...

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Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds wiping feeding grounds...

Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds wiping feeding grounds... | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Millions of birds that stop at coastal wetlands during annual migrations could die as rising sea levels and land reclamation wipe out their feeding grounds, researchers warned Monday

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Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly'

Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly' | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide is rapidly altering the chemistry of the Arctic, and the changes will last many thousands of years, a report says.

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Whoah! 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in SE Idaho - KBOI-TV

Whoah! 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in SE Idaho - KBOI-TV | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
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Whoah! 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in SE Idaho
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The two earthquakes recorded in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park were also small — magnitude of 2.9 and 2.7.
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Alaska Volcano — Pavlof And Cleveland Volcanoes Both Erupting Now - PlanetSave.com

Alaska Volcano — Pavlof And Cleveland Volcanoes Both Erupting Now - PlanetSave.com | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
Alaska Volcano — Pavlof And Cleveland Volcanoes Both Erupting Now
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The two most active volcanoes in Alaska (in recent years) — Pavlof Volcano and Cleveland Volcano — are now both erupting.
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5.7 California earthquake, four dozen aftershocks prompt more study

5.7 California earthquake, four dozen aftershocks prompt more study | Weather Disasters | Scoop.it
The largest earthquake to shake California since 2008 occurred in a less studied area of the state, prompting seismologists to head to the Northern California region with more monitoring equipment, officials said Friday.

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