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storm surge

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Rise or piling-up of water during a storm, as a result of wind stresses acting on the surface of the sea and of atmospheric-pressure differences. If a storm surge occurs at the time of...

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storm bed

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.

A bed of sediment deposited by a storm. Storm beds are usually the product of shallow marine wave activity and are often known as ‘event deposits’ (i.e. they are the product of a...

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kona storm

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Storm conditions associated with very strong southerly winds over the Hawaiian islands, bringing heavy rainfall. The winds blow in conjunction with the passage of a depression to the north...

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dust storm

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 67 words.

A wind storm in which dust is blown up from the ground. It occurs when the wind speed exceeds a critical value (commonly 24–48 km/h) that depends on quantity of dust present and the size,...

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dust storm

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Meteorology and Climatology.

A strong wind that blows fine dust across the surface of a desert, which can significantly reduce visibility and adversely affect communications and agriculture. Contrast sand storm. See...

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multicell storm

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 60 words.

A severe local storm comprising a succession of convective cells. The first cell is formed by a powerful updraught of moist air. As the ensuing downdraught stifles this updraught, a new...

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broadcast storm

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

It is possible to create a special message which, when received by a network, results in all the computers in the network replying to it or retransmitting it. The result of this is that the...

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multicell storm

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

A severe local storm comprising a succession of convective cells. The first cell is formed by a powerful updraught of moist air. As the ensuing downdraught stifles this updraught, a new...

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broadcast storm

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 58 words.

It is possible to create a special message which, when received by a network, results in all the computers in the network replying to it or retransmitting it. The result of this is that the...

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broadcast storm

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 58 words.

It is possible to create a special message which, when received by a network, results in all the computers in the network replying to it or retransmitting it. The result of this is that the...

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meteor storm

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

An extremely rare and typically short-lived event, usually associated with a regular meteor shower, during which rates exceed 1000 meteors/h. Such events can occur when the Earth runs...

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storm wave-base

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 34 words.

The sea depth, typically 15–40m, above which the sea bed is affected by waves that occur during storms. During storms,

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storm wave-base

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 34 words.

The sea depth, typically 15–40m, above which the sea bed is affected by waves that occur during storms. During storms, sand is eroded and deposited as ...

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storm wave-base

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The sea depth, typically 15–40m, above which the sea bed is affected by waves that occur during storms. During storms, sand is eroded and deposited as hummocky cross-bedding. Compare...

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Storm Severity Index

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 89 words.

A measure of the severity of storms. It is calculated from a formula of the type: V 3 ×

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Horst L. Störmer

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

(1949–) German–American physicist

Störmer was born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, and gained his PhD in physics in 1977 from Stuttgart University. From 1992 to 1998 he was...

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storm-proof window

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 28 words.

A window that is designed to resist the wind-driven rain, hail, sleet, and snow experienced in a storm. It usually

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Störmer, Horst L.

Edited by Market House Books.

in A Dictionary of Scientists

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Biographical Studies. 85 words.

(1949–) German–American physicist

Störmer was born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, and gained his PhD in physics in 1977 from Stuttgart University. From ...

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Stormer, Prof. Horst Ludwig

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education. 136 words.

PhD

Born Frankfurt am Main 6 April 1949; s of Karl Ludwig Stormer and Marie Stormer (née Ihrig); m 1982, Dominique...

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Perfect storms in networks

in Networks

October 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 4911 words.

‘Perfect storms in networks’ shows that the range of possible dynamics in networks is enormous. Domino effects, co-extinctions, cascading failures, breakdown avalanches, systemic failure of...

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