EES 108 Class 01

EES 108 Class 01 - EES108 EarthandtheAtmosphere...

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EES 108  Earth and the Atmosphere What is earth science? § Study of how earth changes in time Focus on the atmosphere § Atmosphere in Earth’s history § Weather and climate Conditions in different places Changes over time § Effects of atmosphere on human society Hazards Resources
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15 Deadliest Natural Disasters in US History Year Incident Deaths 1900 Galveston hurricane 6000-12000 1906 San Francisco earthquake 3000-6000 1928 Lake Okechobee hurricane 1800-4000 1980 Heat wave 1250-10000 1889 Johnstown flood 2209 1871 Peshtigo fire (forest fire) 1200-2500 2005 Hurricane Katrina 1836 1995 Chicago heat wave 739 1925 Tri-state tornado (MO, IL, IN) 695 1919 Florida keys hurricane 600 1938 Great New England hurricane 600 1935 Labor Day hurricane (Florida) 423
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15 Costliest Natural Disasters in US History Year Incident Damage 2005 Hurricane Katrina $100+ billion 1992 Hurricane Andrew $45    billion 1994 Northridge Earthquake $23    billion 2008 Hurricane Ike $20    billion 2004 Hurricane Charley $15    billion 2004 Hurricane Ivan $15    billion 2005 Hurricane Wilma $14    billion
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course EES 108 taught by Professor Giligan during the Spring '11 term at Vanderbilt.

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EES 108 Class 01 - EES108 EarthandtheAtmosphere...

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