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Storm Chasing

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This is the basic presentation that I use for my storm chasing/meteorology talks that I do for schools etc. I can easily modify it to fit almost any course or subject that might be interested in weather prediction, photography, etc.

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Storm Chasing

  1. 1. Stormchasing and Weather Disasters
  2. 2. What do chasers chase? <ul><li>Thunderstorms </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricanes </li></ul><ul><li>Waterspouts </li></ul><ul><li>Almost anything related to weather! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thunderstorms!
  4. 4. How do we get a thunderstorm? <ul><li>We need three ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>Heat </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture </li></ul><ul><li>Something to get all that heat </li></ul><ul><li>and moisture up into the sky! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Heat <ul><li>Where does it come from? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Moisture <ul><li>Where does it come from? </li></ul>
  7. 7. A “Cold Front” <ul><li>Remember that part where I said that we need something to get all that heat and moisture into the sky? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chasing Thunderstorms
  9. 9. How do we Find Thunderstorms? <ul><li>Satellite </li></ul>Radar
  10. 10. Tornado Alley
  11. 11. Severe Thunderstorms
  12. 12. Giant Hail
  13. 13. High winds
  14. 14. Lightning
  15. 15. Tornadoes!
  16. 16. The Fujita Scale F-1 F-3 F-2
  17. 17. The Fujita Scale F-4 F-5
  18. 18. Greensburg, Kansas F-5
  19. 19. Hurricanes
  20. 20. How do we get a hurricane? <ul><li>A very warm ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Calm winds over the Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>A “tropical wave” coming off Africa </li></ul>
  21. 21. Where do they go?
  22. 22. Hurricane Structure
  23. 23. Hurricane Dangers
  24. 24. Storm Surge
  25. 25. High Winds
  26. 26. Tornadoes
  27. 27. Inland Flooding
  28. 28. The Saffir-Simpson Scale Cat-2 Cat-1 Cat-3
  29. 29. The Saffir-Simpson Scale Cat-4 Cat-5
  30. 30. Hurricane Katrina - Gulfport
  31. 31. Hurricane Ike - Galveston
  32. 32. Ready for the video?

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