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Chapter Challenge

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm: Florida, Chapter 6: Chapter Challenge.


Reference

Thunderstorms

Information about Thunderstorms, NOAA
Defines and gives facts on thunderstorms, explains the conditions necessary for thunderstorm development, the stages of a thunderstorm, and types of thunderstorms.

Thunderstorms and Lightning...the Underrated Killers!, NOAA
Reviews the hazards associated with thunderstorms, including winds, rain, hail, and lightning. Also reviews the development of thunderstorms, where thunderstorms are likely to occur, and how to remain safe during a thunderstorm.

Thunderstorm and Camping Safety, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorology
Includes tips on protecting oneself from flash floods associated with thunderstorms while in the outdoors hiking or camping.

Floods

Floods, FEMA
Introduction to floods and flash floods. Includes suggestions for preparing for a flood and facts on the devastation caused by floods.

Flash Floods and Floods...the Awesome Power!, NOAA
Explains how flash floods occur, presents information on devastating flash floods in the US, defines the different types of floods, and reviews steps for protecting oneself from flood damages.

Lightning and Thunder

A Lightning Primer, Global Hydrology and Climate Center, NASA
Reviews characteristics of lightning and looks at the history of lightning research.

Weather Safety: Lightning, NOAA
Explains the dangers associated with lightning and ways to avoid thunderstorm threats.

Preparedness Fast Facts - Thunderstorms, Red Cross
Reviews the hazards associated with thunderstorms, including winds, rain, hail, and lightning and how to remain safe during a thunderstorm.

Thunderstorm and Camping Safety, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorology
Includes tips on protecting oneself from lightnig associated with thunderstorms while in the outdoors hiking or camping.

National Lightning Safety Institute, NLSI
Provides personal as well as structural lightning safety tips.

Downbursts and Tornadoes

The Online Tornado FAQ, NOAA
Reviews information related to tornadoes, including: what tornadoes are, how they form, how they move, and how they are defined.  Includes links within the text which open pages with tornado related images.

Severe Weather, NOAA
Explains how tornadoes form using color images. Also disproves several tornado myths, reviews where tornadoes occur, and provides tips on how to stay informed about tornado watches.

U.S. Tornado Climatology, NOAA
Includes data (maps) of tornado occurrences by state, grouped according to tornado size.

Downbursts, NOAA
Explains what causes downbursts, how they differ from tornadoes, and why they can be dangerous for airplanes.

Are You Ready? � Tornadoes, FEMA
Explains the difference between a tornado watch and warning, how to recognize tornado dangers, and tips for safety before, during, and after a tornado.

Tornado Safety, NOAA
Reviews the basic steps for tornado safety. Click on links to view tornado and damage images.

Tornado Preparedness Tips for School Administrators, NOAA
Looks specifically at steps schools should take to assure student safety during a tornado, including finding shelter and what to do after the tornado.

Hurricanes

Learn About Hurricanes, FEMA
Describes how hurricanes form, where they are common, and how hurricane categories are determined.

Hurricanes: The Greatest Storms on Earth, NASA
Describes how hurricanes form, weaken, where they occur, how they are related to climate, and NASA missions to study hurricanes.

Useful Hurricane Information, Valdosta State University
Overview of how hurricanes form, hurricane stages, and hurricane seasons.

Hurricane Features, UCAR
Examines how hurricanes form, where they are found, damage from hurricanes, hurricane intensity, hurricane structure, and tracking.

Preparedness Fast Facts � Hurricanes, American Red Cross
Provides suggestions for preparing against the dangers of a hurricane.

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