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Chapter 7: Weather and Storms

After completing this chapter you will understand:

  • Why the atmosphere is dynamic and constantly moving and changing. 
  • How global atmospheric circulation patterns are developed.
  • How plants and animals have adapted to severe weather and climate conditions.
  • What causes severe weather conditions including monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, and droughts.
  • How weather and severe storms are predicted and how these predictions help save lives and protect property.

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