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Session 8 :

Meteorological

Natural Hazards

These sessions will introduce the basic natural processes, historical geographic ranges, and potential impacts of the natural hazards that are not as unique to the coastal zone.

(Source: NOAA Photo Gallery)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 1, Lecture Outline

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Introduction: Meteorological Hazards in the Coastal Zone

  • Coastal Hazards can be defined as natural hazards that occur within the coastal zone. The hazards discussed in Sessions 8 and 9 can happen in the coastal zone, but occur in other locations as well.
  • The following meteorological hazards will be discussed in this session:
  • Severe Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Drought
  • Blizzards
  • Dam Failure

(Source: National Weather Service)

(Source: NOAA Photo Library)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 2, Introduction

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What is a Severe Thunderstorm?

Thunderstorms result in rain, wind, lightning, and

sometimes will produce hail and tornadoes

Distribution of Hail Storms

(Source: NOAA)

Types of Lightning

(Source: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 3, Severe Thunderstorm

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What is a Tornado?

(Source: Dr. T. T. Fujita, University of Chicago)

(Source: NOAA Photo Library)

Tornadoes in the US are concentrated in “Tornado Alley”, but can occur along the coast

(Source: http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/tornado.html)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 4, Tornadoes

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What is Drought?

(Source: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 5, Drought

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What is a Blizzard?

(Source: NOAA)

(Source: http://wintercenter.homestead.com/photoindex.html)

Blizzards are a severe form of winter weather hazards. Ice storms also are a dangerous result of winter storm systems.

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 6, Blizzards

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What is a Wildfire?

A wildfire is an uncontrolled burning of grasslands, brush or woodlands.

(Source: http://mofire.1wh.com/.%5CASPages%5Cmofire11.asp)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 7, Wildfire

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Tornado Disasters

  • Tornadoes can bring mass destruction to some areas, yet leave adjacent areas untouched.

(Source: http://www.tornadoproject.com/toptens/topten3.htm)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 8, Tornado Disaster

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Drought Disasters

(Source: http://www.weatherstock.com/droughtcat2.html)

(Source: NOAA)

A typical scene during the Dust Bowl

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 9, Drought Disasters

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Severe Thunderstorm Disasters

(Source: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/socasp/weather1/changnon.html)

(Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office)

Thunderstorms occur regularly, but hail and lightning can cause damage to property, injury and death.

(Source: http://www.weatherstock.com/hailcat2.html)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 10, Severe Thunderstorm Disasters

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Blizzard Disasters

(Source: Chicago Public Library)

Red Cross workers search for victims buried in cars following snowfall during the Blizzard of "77."

(Source: NOAA Photo Library)

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 11, Blizzard Disasters

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Wildfire Disasters

(Source: http://www.wtv-zone.com/techniguy/calfires/)

A view of California wildfires from space

Session 8: Meteorological Hazards

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 8. 12, Wildfire Disasters

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