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Weather Conditions & Severe Weather Phenomena - Chapter Summary
In this chapter's lessons you'll explore the causes of important dimensions of the weather such as air pressure and temperature. Our expert instructors will explain how the atmosphere circulates, and describe weather fronts. Other lessons look at specific weather events and their causes, including thunderstorms, cyclones and hurricanes. After watching these lessons, you should be prepared to:
- Discuss atmospheric variables how they influence weather
- Explain atmospheric circulation
- Name types of weather fronts and their effects
- Define causes of weather events including tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms and cyclones
- Describe how hurricanes are forecast
- Examine causes and types of floods along with preventive measures
These brief videos, texts and quizzes can be viewed anywhere you have an Internet connection with your computer or mobile device. Use the embedded video tags to return to spots in the lessons you want to re-watch. Each lesson includes a written transcript, some with links to text lessons offering more information.
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. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere
The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Forecasting Hurricanes & Creating Advisories
Understand the severity of hurricanes and how they develop. Learn how scientists are able to gather data on, track, predict, and categorize hurricanes. Know how hurricane advisory systems work.
9. 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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