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Science Seminar: Earth Science



  • Thunderstorms (World Book)
    A thunderstorm is a storm that produces lightning and thunder and sometimes hail, violent winds, and tornadoes. Some thunderstorms bring locally heavy rain and flash flooding.

    Rauber, Robert M. "Thunderstorm." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 26 Dec. 2012.
  • Getting Ready to Fly into the Eye of the Storm
    Lt. Col. Shannon Hailes knows trouble is coming. A warm spring has turned into a hot summer. The sun is heating the ocean. This can cause monster storms called hurricanes. Hailes knows all about hurricanes. He's a hurricane hunter. (480)

    Phelan, Glen. "Get Ready To Fly Into THE EYE OF THE STORM." National Geographic Explorer 12.1 (2012): 16. Middle Search Plus. Web. 26 Dec. 2012.
  • Storm Warning
    The article focuses on storms and storm warning tools. It describes thunderstorms as severe storms with lightning, thunder and tornadoes and provides information on supercells, which are described as reaching 282 kilometers per hour, stretching up to 16 kilometers into the sky, dropping softball-size hail while creating a funnel of wind or tornado when they reach the ground. (710)

    Brooks, Harold. "Storm Warning." National Geographic Explorer 9.6 (2010): 12. Middle Search Plus. Web. 26 Dec. 2012.
  • Epic Storms
    The article discusses seasonal storms in the flatlands of the central U.S. and includes photographic images of storms captured by photographer Mitch Dobrowner. Topics include tornadoes, storm chaser Roger Hill, and thunderstorms known as supercells, which can last for up to 12 hours. (1230)

    Berlin, Jeremy. "Epic Storms." National Geographic 222.1 (2012): 50. Middle Search Plus. Web. 26 Dec. 2012.
  • How summer thunderstorms could be punching new holes in the ozone layer
    Global warming could open new holes in Earth's ozone layer at latitudes that until now have seemed immune to the ozone destruction that recurs over Antarctica and the Arctic, a new study warns. (1330)

    Spotts, Pete. "How summer thunderstorms could be punching new holes in the ozone layer." Christian Science Monitor 26 July 2012: N.PAG. Middle Search Plus. Web. 26 Dec. 2012.
  • Thunderstorm
    "Thunderstorm." The Gale Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 4th ed. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale, 2008. 4366-4369. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 26 Dec. 2012.