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Practice notes

by: Elly McKinnon

Practice notes PHL 100

Elly McKinnon
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Elly McKinnon on Thursday January 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHL 100 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Timothy Butzer in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 44 views. For similar materials see Intro to Philosophy in PHIL-Philosophy at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 01/07/16
Hurricane Friday, November 20, 2015 11:34 AM Hurricane Characteristics • Sustained winds of 120 km or more • Sea level pressure < than 990 mb • Varying sizes but clouds shield usually > 400 km diameter • Warm tropical waters> 27C • Atlantic Season ○ June- November ○ Peak: mid August- early October Hurricane Audio recording started: 11:08 AM Monday, November 30, 2015 Pacific ocean longest and strongest season Hurricane Movementand Dissipation • Controlled by large surface pressure systems ○ Steered by orientation and position of subtropical high • Controlled by upper-level flow • Vary by time of year • Will dissipate over land or colder water or dry air • Latent heat is their energy source • Warm core June-tropical stormsmostly, hurricane Gulf of Mexico July- Caribbean, air pressure controls where it goes: high pressure pushed away August- east coast track September- most common,Florida and Texas track (westerlieswill becomemore active) October- unusual for Alabama November-Caribbean, curve away Alabama's worst • Fredrick 1979 and Ivan 2004 Form • Around 20 lat in Africa boundary where winds meet for ITCZ cause dust storms • Ocean western side of Africa is colder than normal, nothing happens • Further away from cold water • Tropical waves to tropical storm to Hurricane Hurricane Development • Coriolis force ○ Atlantic formationusually between 10-20° N • Water above 27°C • Little wind sheer • High pressure above low pressure Level • One closed isobar: Tropical Depression(receives number) • 60 km/h winds: Tropical Storm (receives name) • 120 km/h winds: Hurricane • 120 km/h winds: Hurricane • These vary worldwide Hurricane heading straight to Mobile; northeast quadrant is the strongest;just east of the eye will be hit the most 2005 mostactive year Problemswith the Saffir Simpson scale • Pre-landfall Ewarning scale ○ Was the storm as strong as advertised • Uniform rating • Focuses on wind speed and accompanying surge • SURGE discrepancies • Duration? ○ Size? • Precipitation? • Gusts? ○ Surface friction, topography


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