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Unformatted text preview: coast of Gulf coast. Classification of tropical storms is based on wind speed: disturbance, depression, storm, and hurricane; Hurricane intensity, Saffir –Simpson scale (see pg. 411); Requirements for thunderstorm clusters to become organized into a tropical storm; Tropical cyclone “food”;. Hurricane structure; Tropical cyclone and hurricane paths; Hurricane damage; Hurricanes facts and other interesting information; Famous Atlantic/Gulf hurricanes: Chapter 24 :- Floods: Overview; Types of floods; What factors contribute to floods; Slow rising floods; Flash floods; Coastal flooding; Exacerbating circumstances Chapter 25 – Droughts: Overview; Types of droughts; Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI); Examples of droughts Chapter 26- Heat Waves: Overview; Measuring heat stress; Heat advisories; Meteorological conditions and heat waves; Urban heat islands; Specific heat waves...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course ATOC 1050 taught by Professor Forrest,be during the Fall '06 term at Colorado.
- Fall '06