Unformatted text preview: Where hurricanes originate How hurricanes work Conditions necessary for hurricane formation Hurricane damage Hurricane Katrina Chapter 15 – Thunderstorms and Tornadoes How Thunderstorms Work Severe Thunderstorms How Tornadoes Develop How do tornadoes differ from hurricanes? Tornado damages and safety Other hazards related to thunderstorms: Lightning and Hail – know how they work Chapters 11 and 12—Flood processes Stream characteristics Discharge Load Channel pattern – meandering and braided streams and their characteristics Gradient How rivers and streams work Causes of floods Flash floods – what causes them and where do they tend to occur Flood frequency, recurrence interval and probability Development Effects on Floodplains • Urbanization • Deforestation from fires, logging, overgrazing • Mining Levees and their effects on flooding example: New Orleans and the Mississippi Reducing flood damage...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GEO 107 taught by Professor Stidham during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '08