Thunderstorms - Weather Wiz Kids
Thunderstorms | Weather Wiz Kids
The participants of the workshop identified several specific questions related to interactions among large-scale environment (shear, moisture, surface conditions), cold pool dynamics, updraft/downdrafts, microphysical (especially ice) process, and their representation in the next generation climate models. They proposed a set of short-term and long-term integrated observing and modeling strategies to address them. A report on the outcome of the workshop is being prepared and .
Natural Hazards | Thunderstorms
ASR principal investigators are an important user group for the ARM Facility, contributing 75 percent of scientific publications resulting from ARM data.
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Because it is very turbulent inside a cumulonimbus cloud, the water droplets and ice crystals in it will break up and become electrically charged. Generally speaking, the upper portion of the cloud is positively charged, while the middle and lower portions are negatively charged. When the electric voltage between the positive and negative charges is large enough, discharges take place between clouds or between cloud and the earth's surface, and lightning is said to have occurred. The electric current in a lightning discharge generates a large amount of heat. This causes a very rapid expansion of the local air, resulting in rumbles of thunder.
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Earthquakes are not only measured on Richter scale but also on the scale of personal loss. . The deadliest earthquake recorded in history was on January 23, 1556 in Shaanxi, China. It devastated around 520 miles of area and resulted in more than 20 meters deep crevices and landslides, which collapsed numerous dwellings. The death toll of this devastating calamity was 830,000, which is over 60% of the region’s population though its magnitude was only 8.0 on the Richter scale. Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and usually without warning. It is impossible to determine their true potential before they strike; hence the extent of damage they can cause is highly unpredictable. Identifying potential hazards before time and planning in advance can reduce the dangers of loss of life and property from an earthquake. Depending upon its magnitude it can cause other catastrophes like Tsunami, Volcanic eruptions, Landslides, Fires etc. Though earthquakes aren’t deadly, the aftermaths are. Sometimes earthquakes are actually fore-shocks and an indication that a larger earthquake might occur.