Wild Weather


Problems and Solutions

  1. True or False – Satellites can detect tornadoes.

  2. To qualify as a hurricane or typhoon a storm must have sustained winds exceeding ______ mph.

  3. "Radar" is an acronym for…?

  4. An "overshooting top" is associated with what type of storm? What does it look like on satellites?

  5. Which remote sensing instrument flown on satellites is critical for sampling clear air regions of the atmosphere prior to the development of severe weather? What do they measure?

  6. What is a storm surge and what type of weather system is it associated with?

  7. What type of storm causes more deaths on an annual basis, tornadoes or thunderstorms?

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