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hurricanes - Hurricanes are one of the deadliest and most expensive natural disasters around. They are more common in areas of humid yet moist weather so they are very foreign to certain places. But to the places were hurricanes are the norm, the people take them extremely seriously because they kill people and ruin countless amounts of property. Hurricanes can attack and harm people in so many ways they can kill people, leave them homeless, it leaves children orphaned and disable them. On the west coast of the United States and other places hurricanes aren’t taken as seriously as other more common disasters, such as, earthquakes and volcanoes yet the hurricane can be a lot more damaging that both of those....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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Hurricanes - Hurricanes Hurricanes summer is over and fall has arrived but many people to the south of us are observing another season hurricane season. According to the Montshire Museum of Science, hurricanes usually occur in the North Atlantic from June to November, with most of them in September. On average, between six to eight hurricanes form in the North Atlantic or North Pacific each year (Montshire), however, as many as 15 have occurred in the Atlantic in a single year. Hurricanes are powerful, whirling storms that measure several hundred miles in diameter....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Hurricanes - Missing Works Cited INTRODUCTION The term “hurricane” is a name given to violent storms that originate over the tropical or subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or North Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes need warm tropical oceans, moisture and light winds above them in order to maintain themselves active. Those storms other than the ones considered typhoons are known as tropical cyclones, which is the general name for all such storms including hurricanes and typhoons....   [tags: Natural Disasters Storms essays papers] 1414 words
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Hurricanes - Hurricanes A natural hazard is when extreme events which cause great loss of life and or property and create severe disruption to human lives, such as a hurricane. Editor Philip Whitefield brings up an important point in ‘ Our Mysterious Planet’ when he comments; ‘At a time when we know how to aim a space probe directly at Mars and trigger the gigantic forces of nuclear power, we are still at the mercy of hurricanes and volcanoes.’ It seems peculiar how we can be at such an advanced stage technologically yet we are unable to completely stop a natural hazard from causing loss of life and damage to existing constructed resources and infrastructures....   [tags: essays research papers] 1580 words
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Exploring Hurricanes - Exploring Hurricanes Introduction: A hurricane is a server tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Mexico or in the eastern Pacific Ocean. They have different names. They are called hurricane (in Atlantic ocean), typhoons (in Indian ocean) and cyclone (in pacific ocean). Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters. Evaporation from the seawater increases their power. Hurricanes are the most devastating things on the planet....   [tags: Papers] 651 words
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The Formation of Hurricanes - The Formation of Hurricanes Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm moist waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans near the equator. (Near the Philippines and the China Sea, hurricanes are called typhoons.) As the moisture evaporates it rises until enormous amounts of heated moist air are twisted high in the atmosphere. The winds begin to circle counterclockwise north of the equator or clockwise south of the equator. The relatively peaceful center of the hurricane is called the eye....   [tags: Papers] 928 words
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Hurricanes A-level - Ø The Caribbean region and the South Eastern United States of America are regularly subjected to the impact of tropical hurricanes; (A) Briefly outline characteristics of such hurricanes. The hurricanes that occur over the Caribbean region and the United States of America usually eventuate between August and October. For these hurricanes to occur the surrounding ocean temperatures must be minimal, also there must be a prolonged spell of equable temperature, pressure and humidity in the lower troposphere in conjunction with anti-cyclonic conditions in the upper troposphere....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Hurricanes' Effects on Society - Hurricanes' Effects on Society Hurricanes are one of nature’s most natural occurrences and intense phenomenal storms. Yet, as phenomenal as they are, they are still one of the deadliest and disastrous natural occurrences that continue to plague costal residents with fears of their homes being destroyed, their towns wiped out, and loved ones either disappearing or dying. Roger A. Pielke Jr. and Roger A. Pielke Sr. in their book Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society, state that the hurricane is a member of a phenomena called cyclones, which refers to “any weather system that circulates in a counterclockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in a clockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere” (p.15)....   [tags: Nature Storms Weather Hurricane Essays Paper]
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Hurricanes and the Coriolis Effect - Hurricanes and the Coriolis Effect Hurricanes have been an active weather phenomenon throughout history. Thanks to our modern equipment, they are easy to track, yet still difficult to predict. Their destructive force causes millions of dollars in damage each time they hit land. We use male and female names to name them. They begin as many storm clouds over warm water and begin to form a tropical storm when enough of them gather. The rotating earth sets the storms in motion. The Coriolis Effect, which is the apparent deviation of an object, greatly influences the path of a hurricane, and must be taken into effect when trying to predict its path....   [tags: Papers] 1505 words
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Hurricanes the Tropical Cyclones - Hurricanes the Tropical Cyclones What is a hurricane. A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that has a maximum sustained wind of at least 75 mph. The primary energy source for tropical cyclones is the latent heat released when water vapor condenses. Only extremely moist air can supply the energy necessary to spawn and maintain tropical storms, and only very warm air contains enough moisture. Tropical cyclones, therefore, form only over oceans with water temperatures of at least 80 deg F. After they have formed, such storms tend to intensify when passing over warmer water and weaken when passing over colder water....   [tags: Papers] 726 words
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A Short Overview Of Hurricanes - Hurricanes are powerful atmospheric vortices that are intermediate in size. Hurricanes are unique and powerful weather systems. The word “hurricane” comes from a Caribbean word meaning “big wind”. Views of hurricanes can be seen from a satellite positioned thousands of miles above the earth. Hurricanes originate as tropical disturbances over warm oceans with trade winds. The tropical turbances intensify into tropical depressions, and eventually into a tropical storm. They only originate in the tropical trade winds because the ocean temperatures are quite warm there....   [tags: essays research papers] 1068 words
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Management of Hurricanes in the USA - Management of Hurricanes in the USA What does FEMA stand for. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. What is its mission. " to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery." When was it created. It was created in 1979 but it can trace its beginnings to 1803, when the first disaster legislation was passed, to provide assistance to a New Hamphire town following an extensive fire....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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El Nino, La Nina and Hurricanes - El Nino, La Nina and Hurricanes How does the change in climate affect the frequency and the path of those powerful hurricanes and tropical storms in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Global warming has a profound vast impact on the Earth. Besides landmasses, ocean is warmed unevenly. Additionally, unexpected changes in ocean current will aggregate the uneven distribution of water temperatures along the globe. Warmer or cooler than normal sea surface temperatures occur along the Tropical Pacific will provide good indications of the future climatic change....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change] 464 words
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The Impact Of Hurricanes On The Physical and Human Environment - The Impact Of Hurricanes On The Physical and Human Environment A tropical cyclone is a low-pressure system that forms in the tropics. Hurricane is the name given to fully developed tropical cyclones that are found in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the North Pacific Ocean east of the International Date Line. When local residents of an area refer to a hurricane, they are speaking of the violent, stormy weather system that brings torrential rains and destructive, high velocity winds of over 74 miles per hour....   [tags: Papers] 993 words
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The effects of Sea-Surface Temperatures on North Atlantic Hurricanes - The effects of Sea-Surface Temperatures on North Atlantic Hurricanes Graphics missing Abstract: Is global warming causing an increase in the number or the intensity of hurricanes. This is a question that has been on many people’s minds the past several years. Many studies have been conducted to look at the potential effects of global warming on hurricanes. This review attempts to examine three studies that all compare past changes in sea-surface temperature with changes in hurricane numbers, intensity, and power....   [tags: Global Warming Environmental Essays Papers]
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Bush Giving Relief to those Victimized by the Hurricanes - It was perhaps the biggest breakthrough in a day of progress in the ravaged city. Also on Friday, President Bush visited Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, saying there was still a lot of work ahead for the federal government. And after returning to Washington, Bush signed a $10.5 billion disaster relief bill. The amount includes $10 billion in supplemental funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $500,000 for the Pentagon for its hurricane relief work. (Full story) Earlier in the day, Bush termed the money a "down payment" and said it was just the beginning....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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Tropical Storm? I Think Not. - Hurricanes are the most destructive natural disaster known to man. They are very powerful and violent storms, mainly associated with strong winds and heavy rains. A storm is classified as a hurricane when the speed of wind reaches seventy-four miles per hour. They usually start stirring up over warm seas, near the equator, and are accompanied by fierce winds, flash floods, mudslides and huge waves. The cause of this all has to do with two basic ingredients: warm air and water. Once these natural disasters strike, they not only affect physical parts of the world, but even the economy....   [tags: Tropical Storms, hurricanes, ] 695 words
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When the Hurricane Came - The trip that take seventeen hours all because I had other things to do before I could leave town, the job played a big part in my delay. Setting up the hospital unit for incoming staff to stay, and helping discharging patients so they could be with they families are some of the things were needed to be done. The time I stay at work is very important for the patients, but it put a delay in my departure. Packing non licensed drivers was not a good ideal and most all not getting rest before I left....   [tags: hurricanes,] 1319 words
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Causes of Natural Hazards - Causes of Natural Hazards Hazards are possible sources of danger. Types of hazards are those such as hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. A cause is what makes something happen and is a reason for it happening. The two types of hazards I will be outlining the causes for are hurricanes and earthquakes. A hurricane and tropical storms are cyclones. When the winds reach a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more, it is called a hurricane. A hurricane is caused when a large mass of air is warmed up and the warm humid air begins to rise....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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Hurricane Floyd - A hurricane is easily the most powerful storm that mother-nature can throw at us. Every year people who live on the coasts fight hurricanes with no dismay. A hurricane is simply too strong. Their winds reach speeds of 75 mph. The winds around the eye wall can reach 130 to 150 mph. They are 200 to 300 miles in diameter. The number of casualties is endless, as well as the widespread destruction that takes millions of dollars to repair. Even if the hurricane doesn’t cause a lot of damage, the storm surge will....   [tags: essays research papers] 1256 words
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Natural Disasters - Natural Disasters This being my senior project I wanted to look at a topic that I found interesting. Even though I find most topics in the fields interesting, none catch my attention better than natural disasters. I have always found disasters intriguing and have wanted to know more about them. The disaster that I found most interesting were Hurricanes. The thought of those storms with their power gives me the chills. Ever since I was in the middle of Hurricane Bob when I was vacationing with my family off the coast of Virginia and we were asked by the state police to evacuate our house, I wanted to learn more about hurricanes....   [tags: essays research papers] 2621 words
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Hurricane - “Safety in Hurricanes” Hurricanes are one of the most damaging forces of nature. These tropical storms, with possible winds speeds of over eighty miles per hour, have the potential to destroy millions…including you. Which is why I write to you, the population of Southern Florida, in hopes of informing you about the dangers of hurricanes. Many precautions have been taken in the past. Though, some safety measures are unreliable. Having the attitude of “ Oh…what are the chances of a hurricane hitting me?” or “ What are the odds of that happening to me?” will not surpass as a justification for not taking the proper precautions....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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Defining a Hurricane - Defining a Hurricane A hurricane is a tropical storm that has winds of 74 miles per hour or more. The winds can sometimes reach up to 155 miles per hour. Another characteristic of hurricanes is their massive size that measures from 200 to 300 miles in diameter. In the center of each storm there is what is called the eye of the storm (Image to Right). The eye of the storm is usaually between 20-30 miles and is the calmest part of the storm. Winds here may only be 74 miles per hour....   [tags: Papers] 902 words
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Hazard Mitigation Planning - ... It becomes more effective when mitigation planning is based on a comprehensive, more inclusive and long term plan developed before a hurricane disaster occurs. This then calls for a shift in the mindset of public policy from post-disaster assistance to pre-disaster planning so as to help increase preparedness in reducing the impacts of the disaster. In a bid to effect successful mitigation measures there is need for Mobile County to undertake an elaborate hazard mitigation planning. As explained by Forren (2005) this involves identifying community actions, policies and implementation tools that will be instrumental in risk reduction in disaster situations....   [tags: Natural Disasters]
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Oceans - Table of Contents Introduction 2 Countering The Effects of High Seas 2 Hurricanes 3 Beach Protection 5 New Protection Methods 6 Conclusion 6 References 7 Introduction Coastline changes due to weather and human intervention represent a major concern for coastal planners all over the world. Coastline changes, not only has an effect on citizens who own property by the seaside, it also has a major effect on our business here at McDuff. While beaches may be vacation spots for some, their disappearance through erosion a great loss of business for our company....   [tags: essays research papers] 1389 words
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Exploring Why Some Hazards Are Easier to Predict Than Others - Exploring Why Some Hazards Are Easier to Predict Than Others For my essay I will looking at different case studies and reasons why it appears that some hazards are easier to predict then others. There were 497 reported natural hazards that took a significant human toll - between 1974 and 1978. The last five years have seen 1,897 of them, a nearly three fold increase. Between 1974 and 1978, 195 million people were killed by such disasters or needed emergency aid; there were 1.5 billion such victims in the past five years....   [tags: Papers] 1011 words
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Hurricane Katrina - Hurricanes are natural occurrences that cannot be prevented, only prepared for. The similarities between Hurricane Hugo and Katrina included their size and equally terrifying wrath. Both hurricanes were Category four, with winds that soared up to 160 miles per hour, and engendered intense flooding in the regions they hit. The adverse conditions of Hugo made it the most destructive hurricane to ever strike the United States north of Florida, and one of the costliest hurricanes with over seven billion dollars in damages....   [tags: Natural Disasters] 1268 words
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Severe Weather Relief Storage Proposal - Severe Weather Relief Storage Proposal Abstract Each year Hurricanes hit South Florida with devastating force. Even though Charlotte County has some policies in place to help deal with the devastation that comes with these disasters, I feel that there is a way that their preparations/reactions to these storms can be improved. If a severe weather storage facility was built to house things such as nonperishable food items, water and other practical necessities the village of Port Charlotte would be able to cope and recover a lot quicker....   [tags: Project Proposal] 1465 words
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My Walk with Nature - My Walk with Nature In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie noticed while living in the Everglades that some of the Indians started leaving the town and heading east. She also noticed that the animals started to scatter as well. Janie asked one of the Indians why they were leaving and he said that there was a hurricane approaching. The park ranger that guided us on the slough slog informed the class that this is a fact. The animals as well as the sawgrass know when hurricanes are approaching....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1301 words
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The Negative Effects of Humans and Nature on Florida’s Marine Ecosystems - Nature designed Florida to be one large marine ecosystem. Florida is one big sand peninsula located below the 40th longitudinal North American line. Three bodies of salt water (Gulf of Mexico, Strait of Florida and Atlantic Ocean) surround three out of four directions of Florida. Man-made canals, natural lakes, rivers and estuaries are confined within the State of Florida’s physical boundaries. All of these form an interlocking system of waterways that impact the interconnected marine environment (marine ecosystem)....   [tags: Environment, Pollution, Recycling]
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The 1900 Hurricane in Galveston, Texas: The Storm's Influence on Current Hurricane Forecasting Techniques - ... Even to this day, thousands of people flock to this quaint beach community for vacations and saltwater recreational activities, which accounts for nearly 79 percent of all economical activity. Shipping currently accounts for 14 percent of the local economy on Galveston Island. The Great Hurricane of 1900 had noticeable affects on the economy in Galveston, Texas, and completely changed the city’s destiny in just 24 hours. In addition, The Great Storm of 1900 significantly affected the State of Texas’ economy just as it did Galveston’s economy....   [tags: weather, meteorology, american history]
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Does Global Warming Effect Hurricane Frequency and Intensity? - ... Researchers looked at the highest category storms from the time period and noted a clear trend, that the strongest of the cyclones were increasing in speed particularly over the North Atlantic Ocean. This was significant because the Atlantic ocean has historically been a relatively cool ocean, thus an upward trend in storm intensity shows a warming trend for the SST of the North Atlantic. The research however did not report any significant change in wind speeds in less powerful cyclones.(Larson,2008) Another study of interest was conducted by Kerry Emanuel a researcher at MIT....   [tags: Environment ]
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Hurricane Katrina - Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina has been one the most devastating natural disasters to hit USA ever costing a total of 125 billion dollars, and leaving almost 1000 dead. We need to look at ways of preventing such a disaster. As this is the only problem, we can predict and perceive how dangerous a hurricane can be but preventing one is a different matter entirely. The U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) reported on August 23 that Tropical Depression Twelve had formed over the south-eastern Bahamas this was soon to be named hurricane Katrina, it was upgraded to a hurricane on the 25th of august, it hit land the same day lousing its strength while travailing over Florida....   [tags: Natural Disasters Papers] 668 words
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Levels of Development Affect the Ability to Manage Natural Hazards - Levels of Development Affect the Ability to Manage Natural Hazards A natural hazard is an event that occurs without the influence of man. It is an event which contains a level of possible danger. Examples of natural hazards are those such as hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Development and levels of development are locations where the state of developing (expanding) is taking place. Where a city or town is expanding and building more buildings and structural locations....   [tags: Papers] 536 words
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Data Collection And Analysis Paper - Almost every year a hurricane blast through Florida and takes its toll on the business, industry and affects the lives and dollars of the company and its workers. One can ask themselves, "How do we prevent this from happening again?" This is usually what businesses and persons affected by a hurricane ask each other. What about a hospital. How would a hospital prepare for a hurricane. To complicate things more, how would a hospital prepare for a hurricane if the hospital is to operate 24 hours a day....   [tags: Hurricane Natural Disaster Data Information] 1098 words
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America Should take the Lead in Stopping Global Warming - Because of the apparent melting of the polar ice caps, scientists have begun to admonish the industrialized nations that they must take extreme measures to stop global warming. America should take the lead in stopping global warming. There is much controversy among scientists as to whether or not global warming is actually happening. With all the evidence that has been collected, one can conclude that the Earth is showing signs of climate change. The Earth’s average temperature has climbed about one point four degrees Fahrenheit since the year 1880 (“Global Warming Fast Facts” 2007)....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Recovering From a Natural Disaster - Natural Disasters can occur anywhere at anytime. Some are more predictable than others, but they all bring hardship to everyone’s life. Examples of natural disasters are Earthquakes (Haiti 2010), Tornadoes, Tsunami, Hurricanes, Wild Fires, Winter Storms, Heat waves, Mudslides and Floods. Regardless of what kind of disaster occurs, bottom line, everyone needs to be prepared mentally and physically to deal with the aftermath. Education is the first step to prepare you to deal with any major disaster....   [tags: Natural Disasters] 1316 words
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Does Global Warming Effect Hurricane Frequency and Intensity? - ... (Larson, 2008) The Florida State & Wisconsin universities research team's data seems to point to a positive correlation between a rise in SST (Sea Surface Temperature) and an increase in storm intensity. However there was no supporting data to show any increase in the amount of storms formed during the hurricane seasons. Researchers looked at the highest category storms from the time period and noted a clear trend, that the strongest of the cyclones were increasing in speed particularly over the North Atlantic Ocean....   [tags: Environment ]
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Weather and Technology - Weather and Technology Weather has been almost an unpredictable element that the world faces every day. Predicting weather has almost been impossible until technology came into the picture. There have been big technological breakthroughs with satellites and radars that help forecasters predict future weather conditions all around the world. Technologies has advanced throughout the years and are continuing to become more advanced today. Technology has helped scientist understand the most dangerous natural disasters in the world to help protect the public and allow society get to a safe location when the time is necessary....   [tags: essays papers] 1145 words
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The Effects of Global Warming - The Effects of Global Warming Some of the most drastic effects of global warming contain: rising global temperatures which are expected to raise sea level and change precipitation and other local climate conditions. Changing regional climate could alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It also could possibly affect human health, animals, and many types of ecosystems. Deserts may expand into existing rangelands, and features of some of our National Parks may be permanently altered....   [tags: Environmental Global Climate Change] 675 words
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The Great Hurricane of 1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938, or known to many as the Long Island Express, was known as one of the most disastrous hurricanes to hit New England. It wasn’t the high winds, heavy rain, and high waves/storm surge that gave this hurricane its title in history. The Great Hurricane had a fourth deadly weapon; the element of surprise. It was the beginning of September, a time where many packed up their summer clothes, boarded up their houses, and left to return back to the real world leaving their summer homes behind....   [tags: Natural Disasters Hurricane Detection] 1578 words
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FEMA: Levels of Planning - FEMA: Levels of Planning In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been under fire. Why did so much go wrong. Why were we were so unprepared. It appears that good contingency planning was not in place. Contingency planning is necessary in every organization, especially one that deals with environments that are so volatile. Without having solid contingency plans in place and the people necessary to operate them, FEMA will not be able to effectively respond to any national emergency....   [tags: Natural Disaster Emergency Preparedness] 1987 words
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Research on the Effects and Causes of Global Warming - Research on the Effects and Causes of Global Warming “All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster” (Barack Obama, April 3, 2006). What could be causing these extreme weather patterns....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Michigans Natural Disasters - Disasters, What you Need to Know About Them… Every day there are natural disasters all the time occurring all around the world. They are something that we can’t help, but we can be aware of them and what to do if one occurs near you. Tornadoes are common during Michigan’s Spring months. They are usually smaller than other places, but they still can do lots of damage. The safest thing to do is to go to the lowest level of the building that you are in. If there is no basement, get shelter in the center of the building away from any windows such as a broom closet....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Weather Forecasting is Still an Imperfect Science - Weather Forecasting is Still an Imperfect Science Despite the increase in meteorological technology combined with the advanced skills of well-educated humans, weather forecasting is nevertheless inaccurate at times. However it is not solely due to factors such as inadequate technology or expert negligence towards observation and data interpretation. The weather is a phenomenally active and unpredictable, often astounding even the most knowledgeable of meteorologists for example when El Nino occurs; yet the significance of weather forecasting is imperative for industry, agriculture and commerce....   [tags: Papers] 433 words
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Speech: Global Warming is Real - Hurricanes, Tsunamis, retreating glaciers, volcanoes and cyclones. What I'm about to tell you is real and will change your life forever-so wake up and smell the roses which are now blooming in winter. Global warming is one of the biggest threats to human kind. It is caused by the raising of earths temperature in the lower atmosphere. Since the industrial revolution the temperature has gone up by 1 degree Fahrenheit of what it has averaged to be for centuries. Doesn't sound like much and your right, but for every degree it goes up already 500 feet of snow won't fall....   [tags: essays research papers] 488 words
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Billions and Billions - Billions and Billions Go to Hiroshima of the Frogs It was announced recently that the 6 billionth person was born into the world. The numbers of people born within this past century, are staggering. There have been more people born during this century than any previous one. How much suffering would there be if the Great Depression of the 1930's happened in today's world with so many people vulnerable to famine and starvation. Would the governments be able to provide for all of these people. It is disturbing to note that the earth has such a large population....   [tags: Economics Economy Reproduction Essays] 926 words
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Economics of the War on Terrorism - Economics of the War on Terrorism The choice to bomb the World Trade Center was more than symbolic. The collapse of the towers coincided with a slowing global economy and was probably intended to cause as much economic as physical harm. The crisis will have deep economic repercussions in a number of areas; while some parts of the economy will be hurt, other sectors may actually benefit, and it is possible that increased defense spending could stimulate the slowing economy in the short run. A global economy requires openness and speed, whereas increased security often entails putting up barriers and walls....   [tags: Economics 9/11 Recession Essays] 3092 words
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Strategiy for Entering and Developing an International Market - Strategiy for Entering and Developing an International Market COMPANY BACKGROUND INFORMATION Our company Electrical Repair Incorporated has been operating in the domestic arena for 10 years. Electrical Repair Incorporated is a moving company in the way that our headquarters are in Los Angeles, California however our employees travel to different places domestically repairing power lines, power poles and cables in times of natural disasters. Natural disasters range from storms, hurricanes, typhoons to terrorism attacks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Report on Wind - Report on Wind I did my report on wind. As you may or may not know wind moves horizontally, and the wind that doesn’t move horizontally moves vertically. That kind of wind is called a current. Many things may cause these rushes of moving air, one thing would be atmospheric pressure differences. The differences in the distribution of pressure and temperature is caused by the unequal distribution of heat. There are also the differences in the thermal properties of land and the ocean surfaces. When the temperatures of different regions become unequal, the warmer air will normally rise and move over the cold air because the cold air is heavier....   [tags: Wind Energy Weather Essays] 1628 words
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Global Warming is Real - When thinking of global warming, one could picture a line of dominos. Imagine if someone had knocked over just one domino, what would happen to the rest of the dominos in the line. The others would follow. Global warming can be compared to dominos in that both cause a chain reaction. Carbon dioxide could very well represent the first domino since it is carbon dioxide that creates the blanket-like effect of CO2 in the atmosphere. This blanket effect sets the other dominos in motion. The main purpose of a blanket is to keep things warm....   [tags: Greenhouse Effect Climate Change] 769 words
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Avoiding Natural Disasters - Avoiding Natural Disasters Natural disasters kill more people on a global scale than wars. According to the United Nations, in the last decade alone, natural disasters have caused the deaths of more than a million people, affected 1.8 billion people in terms of loss of health, homes and livelihoods, and cost $685 billion in economic and structural damage. It is virtually impossible to prevent natural disasters such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis....   [tags: Papers] 1028 words
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Instances of Mold - Instances of Mold Mold is a fungus that can be found in damp places like bathrooms and basements. Mold travels in the air as tiny spores. The spores find their way to a wet area. This is where the spores breed and grow. Effects of Mold on Human Health Great exposure to mold can cause a lot of health problems. Mold can effect the human health by causing allergies, infections, and toxicity. Those most at risk are infants and children, the elderly, pregnant women, allergy and asthma patients, and immune compromised patients....   [tags: Mold ] 999 words
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