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Name: SIO 15 Homework # 7 Lectures (16,17, and 18) Fall Quarter 2007 1. Explain what the “Pineapple Express” is (1 pt) and list at least 3 hazards that have been associated with it. (3 pts) In late fall and winter, the U.S. West Coast sometimes gets particularly wet storms that bring relatively warm rain. Pushed by the subtropical jet stream (the Pineapple Express) warm, moist air from around the Hawaiian Islands pushes east toward the West Coast. This moisture can be drawn into storm systems that approach the West Coast (typically from the north). ! Flooding ! Landslides ! Mudslides 2. List at least 4 ways in which hurricanes are destructive (4 pts) ! High wind speeds ! Large waves in open ocean ! Storm surge approaching the coast ! Intense rainfall 3. What is a hurricane surge (1 pt) and what are the factors that contribute to a high storm surge? (3 pts) Storm surges are particually high surf conditions that are assiociacted with hurricanes. ! High winds push waves to piles up; particually on the right side of a storm where wind speeds are
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2009 for the course OCEANOGRAP SIO taught by Professor Glask during the Spring '09 term at CSU Northridge.

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