Ice can be very slippery and dangerous. There are thousands of people hurt and even killed because of ice every year. But why is ice so dangerous? What makes it so slippery? The thing that makes ice so slippery is when it freezes with all the pressure it compacts it very tightly and causes there to be no air so it is just a solid, smooth, slippery piece of glass basically.
Accumulating more and more snow as the wind moved eastward, the wind was carrying so much snow that it created white out conditions in the city and surrounding area. Meteorologist David Zaff observed the scene, “the heavy sustained winds ‘took all the snow off the lake and dumped it onto the Greater Buffalo area, from St. Catharines all the way to Buffalo.’” Hurricane force winds that created subarctic wind chills, and large amounts of snowfall coupled with unusually cold temperatures, culminated to create the proverbial perfect storm. The statistics speak to how horrible the storm really was. In the end it resulted in 300
Cold and warm air brought together forms and precipitation occurs. Most blizzards often happen in the Northern east states and the provinces of Canada. When a blizzard happens it can shut down a city, transportation is impossible there would be no electricity. If people are outside they can get frostbite or hypothermia. Flooding can happen after a blizzard.
An Avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a hill or mountain side. An Avalanche is caused by new snow or rain can cause snow to suddenly dislodge and cascade down the side of a mountain. Avalanches have been known to be caused by earthquakes or other natural movements. Avalanches have a better chance to occur in mountains such as the Appalachian Mountains, or any other mountain with a 35-45 degree angle. Avalanches can cause flash floods, or economic impact.
When reading, Why Everest?, by Guy Moreau, it says, “...may have faced bad weather,...struggled up the icy slopes of the ‘death zone.’‘A person cannot survive in this zone for more than two days because of the lack of oxygen and the extreme temperatures.’” Guy tells the reader that severe weather issues can happen at any time, and we have to be prepared for when it does get alarming, and we have to take precautions. Also, in the passage, Why Everest?, by Guy Moreau, it states, “... this problem has been made by the large number of climbers who want to conquer Everest….Climbers are delayed and can suffer exposure and use their precious supplies of oxygen.” This tells us that people are scared when they know that the weather can change dramatically at anytime, and loads of people who rather go on these adventures knowing rescue workers are there to help, if you anything were to happen. Moreover, we know that the weather can shift from sunshine to blizzard, just like that. But what people aren't sure about is, are rescue workers going to save them when they get stuck in a situation where weather plays a huge role in that. They don't get the certainty some people want and need, to feel
The glaciers cover about 10 percent of the Earth it forms in the Canada, Greenland, and Antarctica (United States). There are giant ice sheets that cover most of the continent and the depth of the ice sheets range in different thickness ranging from hundreds of feet to thousands of feet. The glaciers have made an enormous impact on the Rocky Mountains by digging through the ground, depositing the sediment that it has picked up, and creating lakes. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Rocky_Mountains.aspx Glacier erosion When glaciers scrapes across the ground moving dirt and creating deep valleys, it is a process called glacier erosion. It is believed that the glacial erosion has caused the Rocky Mountains to increase its height.
When people think of extreme weather, they will often think of hurricanes and blizzards. This is rightly so since hurricanes and blizzards are two of the most powerful storms on the face of the earth. Both can cause catastrophic damage to a community and be deadly for those who are not prepared. At their root, they are very similar, both involve large amounts of participation and high winds. However, they are also very different.
It's circumstances like these where sometimes the vehicle you own can be a matter of life, death, or getting injured. In the winter when the roads are filled with black ice or snow, you certainly wouldn't want to be driving around in a small car. If you have the option you might want to be in larger car with four-wheel drive like an SUV. I know from experience that driving home in a snow storm can be absolutely frightening and it's a time where I am grateful to be in a Yukon rather than a Honda Fit. People living in mountainous areas also have to be considered.
As me and my family made our way up Cypress Mountain, we encountered a lot of traffic on the way. Many families wanted to go snowboarding today since, it was the day after Christmas. So the parking lot was filled, and I assumed that the mountain and lodge would be packed as well. As we then proceeded to find parking, it was a hassle, like I stated before it was very busy because many people wanted to go skiing or snowboarding. We
This is a positive in two ways. First, it can save lives. In the article "Death on Mount Everest" by Stewart Green it says, " The sheer number of people that climb Mount Everest every year also increases the risk factor. More people means the potential for more fatal traffic jams at key sections of the ascent like the Hillary Step on the South Col Route or long lines of climbers following in each other footsteps." So with less climbers the mountain would be more open and allow people to pace themselves as they