Question : When a hurricane moves onto land, it rapidly loses its punch; that is, the storm : 2146542
46) When a hurricane moves onto land, it rapidly loses its punch; that is, the storm declines in intensity. Which of the factors listed below contribute to this loss of punch?
A) lack of warm, moist air to feed latent heat driven convection
B) disruption of outflow by strong winds aloft from the jet stream
C) heating from below by the land surface
D) formations of mesocyclones within the storm disrupt the circulation
47) The eye of a hurricane is ________.
A) warmer than the rest of the storm
B) the area of most intense rainfall
C) the portion with the highest wind speeds
D) along the leading edge of the storm
48) In the folk song "Wasn't That a Mighty Storm," the singer describes an event during the Galveston hurricane of 1900: "The trains they were loaded, with people leaving town, but the tracks gave way with the water, the trains they went on down." What hurricane phenomena was the author of this song describing?
A) river flooding washing out train trestles
B) heavy rain and winds blowing a trestle over
C) storm surge
D) tornadoes embedded in the eye wall
49) In Hurricane Katrina, the storm came ashore heading almost due north and the eye passed between the towns of Slidell, Louisiana and Waveland, Mississippi. Slidell, LA suffered heavy flooding and moderate wind damage while Waveland, MS was totally destroyed without a single building standing within 200m of the coastline. Both cities experienced the eyewall of the storm where the winds are strongest, so why was the destruction so different?
A) Waveland must have been at a lower elevation than Slidell.
B) Slidell was just lucky and experienced a temporary lull in the storm.
C) Slidell must be a sheltered coastline, or protected behind a levee system.
D) Waveland caught the right front quadrant of the storm, with maximum storm surge and wind.
50) Hurricanes generally are ________.
A) areas of heavy rainfall and strong winds
B) smaller than mid-latitude cyclones
C) larger than tornadoes
D) all of these
51) Tornadoes have embedded secondary vortices called suction vortices. Hurricanes also have embedded secondary vortices, they are called ________.
A) hurricane suction vortices
C) tropical cyclone secondary vortices
D) storm surge vortices
52) The greatest loss of life during a natural disaster occurred during ________.
A) Hurricane Katrina
B) the 1900 Galveston hurricane
C) a 1959 blizzard in the Midwest
D) a tornado in the Midwest
53) A Category 5 hurricane in the open water can obtain top wind speed comparable to ________.
A) an F1 tornado
B) the top speed of an old style Volkswagen beetle
C) an F4 tornado
D) a plane flying near supersonic speed
54) Most hurricanes occur on the ________ side of oceans.
55) Examine the words and/or phrases below and determine the relationship among the majority of words/phrases. Choose the option that does not fit the pattern.