Student Name Professor Geography Research Paper 6 July 6 2017 Atmospheric Hazards: Tornados Tornados in Lincoln Nebraska 53079652283652N 00N 539539226391800054279802487819 google.com Lincoln in Nebraska has experiences several tornados such as the Brady Tornado and the Hallam Tornado. Notably Lincoln has registered F4 tornados especially during summer. Additionally the city has experienced several adverse weather conditions such as with the weather nations registering several F3 tornados (Long and Stoy 2014). Alongside displacing families tornados have claimed many lives. In addition debris from tornados take long to clear and the cost of restoring electricity connections is relatively high. Transport and communication are also adversely affected by the adverse weather patterns. Tornados in the Tornado Alley www.google.com 68580056388000There is no official geographical mapping for the tornado alley but most researchers claim that it starts from Texas and stretches towards Oklahoma Kansas and Nebraska. The tornado alley experiences approximately 25% of all the Alley". International Journal of Modern Physics B 28.29 (2014): 1475004. Web. Dewan Ashraf. Floods In A Megacity. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands 2014. Print. Glade Thomas M. G Anderson and Michael J Crozier. Landslide Hazard And Risk. Chichester West Sussex England: J. Wiley 2005. Print. Gvoždíková Blanka and Miloslav Müller. "Evaluation Of Floods In Western Europe: The Role Of Index Design." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions (2016): 1-19. Web. Long John A. and Paul C. Stoy. "Peak Tornado Activity Is Occurring Earlier In The Heart Of “Tornado Alley”". Geophysical Research Letters 41.17 (2014): 6259-6264. Web. Nova Craig. Tornado Alley. Georgetown MA: PFP Inc 2011. Print. Simmons Kevin M. WSR-88D Radar. Tornado Warnings and Tornado Casualties: Weather and Forecasting 3:20 (2005). Wingo Stephanie M. and Kevin R. Knupp. "Kinematic Structure Of Mesovortices In The Eyewall Of Hurricane Ike (2008) Derived From Ground-Based Dual-Doppler Analysis". Monthly Weather Review 144.11 (2016): 4245-4263. Web. [...]
1.Each individual will submit THREE (3) MAP SETS, each focusing on a chosen hazard from the sphere of the week (Week 3 Atmosphere, Week 4 Hydrosphere, Week 5 Lithosphere). 2. You must map the SAME HAZARD data set at three different scales starting with the local scale (shows 1 city or county), zooming out to a regional scale (shows 1 state, or small country), and finally zooming out to a global scale (shows at least 2 continents). 3. Your map set (3 Maps, with 3 descriptive paragraphs) shall be submitted on ONE single .doc or .pdf. 4. The descriptive paragraphs must explain the hazard pattern (Where is the hazard occurring and not occurring?), process (Why does the hazard occur some places, but not others?), and proposed solutions (How dangerous is this hazard? How could this hazard be managed?). Outside research must be conducted and cited. There are 4 steps to this part of the assignment: 1. Choose a free map maker and play around with the available data. Decide which hazard you want to map. 2. Once you have mapped the hazard data, look for patterns at local (1 city), regional (1 state or small country) and global (> 1-2 continents) scales. 3. If interesting patterns emerge, then you will want to do some research so you can explain the geographic pattern & process. If no patterns emerge, then you may want to map a different data set or look in a different area (zoom in/out or focus on a different area). 4. Finally, you will capture an image of your completed map (or just a screen shot) and import it into a word processing program like Word where you can add a title, legend, any labels, a paragraph caption, and your screencast URL. Your INDIVIDUAL Map Set Must: • Be original, and cite all outside data and sources • Map the week's sphere hazard at local (1 city or county), regional (1 state or small country) and global (at least 2 continents) scales. • Contain a descriptive paragraph caption (5-10 sentences, using college level writing) which describes the hazard patterns, process, and proposed solutions. Contain a north arrow, legend, and descriptive title. Be easy to see and read.