EATS 1410_Assignment 1_Outline.pdf

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Natural, Technological, and Man-Induced Disasters SC/EATS 1410 Exercise 1 Due: Posted on Moodle The following problems are based on material presented in course lecture notes on Hurricanes, the topic of Chapter 11 in Natural Hazards and Disasters , and are meant to show how science aids emergency and disaster management. Note: TAs (Teaching Assistants) will be aiding your Moodle ‘Discussion’ for approx- imately one week before the assignment due date, and not before. Please submit your assignment (1) at the beginning of class or (2) outside of class time to Administrative Assistant Paola Panaro, 102 Petrie Science and Engineering Building (PSE). Important: 10% is deducted for each class period that an assignment is late, and will NOT be accepted for marking 3 weeks after date due (Assignment 1 is due September 30, 2013, so will not be accepted for marking after October 21, 2013; Assignment 2 is due November 11, 2013, so will not be accepted for marking after December 2, 2013). Page 1 . . . continued over

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Natural, Technological, and Man-Induced Disasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise 1 Problem 1 (a) In mathematical terms, what is the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum (AM)? What is meant by the term ‘Conservation’? (Professor discussed this in class.) (5 marks) The following deals with how the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum relates to the winds in a hurricane; This means that you apply or use the Conservation of Angular Momentum in EVERY answer. (b) Describe what happens at the surface to air parcels as they move toward the hur- ricane’s low pressure centre. Why? (5 marks) (c) Describe what happens just below the top of the tropopause to air parcels as they move out and away from the hurricane’s (high pressure) centre. Why? (5 marks) (d) Imagine the following. You and your best friend are at sea on your ship. Your ship is designed to withstand seas during 120 knot winds. You measure the winds
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