EST 330 Notes Monday March 6

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EST 330 Notes Monday March 6, 2006: Correction from previous lecture: Top 3 death tolls from US natural disasters: 1. Galveston, TX Hurricane ~6,000 2. 1928 Miami, FL Hurricane ~2500 3. Hurricane Katrina ~1300 -Katrina wasn’t the most catastrophic natural disaster in terms of death toll but it was in terms of economic destruction -Death tolls are hard to determine because of missing people and in the past because of the lack of accurate census reports Important People in Weather: -George Hadley: 1735, Lawyer, deduced that warm and moist tropical air rises and drives atmospheric circulation -William Dampier: 1700, Privateer, deduced that storms were cyclonic in nature -John Winthrop: 1743, made the first scientific measurements of a hurricane -William Redfield: Law of Storms -William Reid: Royal Engineer, supported Redfield’s self-taught observations and identified the counterclockwise rotation in the northern hemisphere and clockwise rotation in the southern hemisphere -Espy: 1842, 1 st employed meteorologist by the US government, devised the Theory of Latent Heat. The release of latent heat is the driving force in hurricane development -LeVernier: 1854, developed synoptic maps (show high and low pressures on isobars (lines of constant pressure)) -Joseph Henry: 1849, established a national network of weather observation
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