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Weather Conditions, Patterns & Severe Weather - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to review facts about weather patterns and conditions, including severe weather. Study the causes of various types of weather, including air pressure and temperature. Our instructors discuss types of weather fronts along with severe weather events, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms and cyclones. Other lessons look at the types of hurricanes, how and why they form and how they can be forecasted. You'll also look at floods and how they can be prevented. After reviewing the videos in this chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Explain the relationship of climate phenomena to regional weather patterns
- Point out natural factors that determine a region's climate
- Discuss how geography affects climate
These lessons allow you to review information you probably first encountered in a high school or college class, but there may be some new topics included, too. You can access the videos on a computer or mobile device, whenever you have a little spare time. The quizzes that accompany each lesson let you test your knowledge and see where extra study might be required.
1. Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density
Weather is influenced by a number of factors. In this lesson, you will learn about three key variables that control weather and how they work together to do so.
2. Relationship of Climate Phenomena to Regional Weather Patterns
Climate phenomena are atmospheric events that drive weather patterns across the world. What are these phenomena and how do they affect our weather? Read on to learn more.
3. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate
Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.
4. How Geography Affects Climate
Have you ever wondered why the Earth has so many different climates? In this lesson, you will learn about the relationships between geography and climate that help provide an explanation about the differences.
5. Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather
In this video lesson you will learn about how air masses with different characteristics create weather fronts. You will also identify the different types of fronts, as well as what type of weather occurs along them.
6. What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale
Tornadoes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people. In this video lesson, you will learn how and where they form, as well as how scientists classify tornadoes using the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
7. What Are Thunderstorms? - Definition, Types & Formation
Thunderstorms are common all over the world. In this video lesson, you will learn what they are, how they form and how they create thunder and lightning.
8. What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects
The word cyclone refers to many different types of storms. In this video lesson you will learn about how cyclones form, what makes each type different, and what their effects are on both people and the environment.
9. Hurricanes: Types, Formation, Causes & Effects
Hurricanes are dangerous storms that affect millions of people each year. But what are hurricanes and how do they form? In this video lesson you'll learn about where and how hurricanes develop as well as the types of hurricanes that are possible.
10. What Are Floods? - Causes, Types & Prevention
In this video lesson, you will study floods, their causes and their effects. You will learn to identify various methods that are used to prevent floods and explore how preventing natural flood cycles can lead to dangerous flood events.
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- Plate Tectonics, Continental Drift & Ocean Formations
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- Effect of Weathering, Erosion & Deposition
- Geologic Time & Earth's History
- Environmental Impacts of Earth's Natural Resources
- Properties of Water & the Hydrologic Cycle
- Ocean Formation & Characteristics
- Earth's Groundwater
- Earth's Fresh Water
- Global Water Issues
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- Clouds, Condensation & Precipitation
- Climate Change & Air Pollution
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- Solar Radiation, Energy & Light
- Celestial Orbit Characteristics
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- Celestial Bodies in the Solar System
- Kepler & Newton's Laws of Motion
- Star Types & Life Cycle
- Origins & Theories of the Universe
- Introduction to the History of Astronomy
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