The worst snow storms in history

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Autor(es): dc.creatorNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-
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Descrição: dc.descriptionEducação Superior::Ciências Exatas e da Terra::GeoCiências-
Descrição: dc.descriptionEnsino Médio::Geografia-
Descrição: dc.descriptionScientists at NOAA have developed a system for ranking snow storms that relies less on a single variable, but a rather complex calculation of several storm characteristics. The Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale ranks the social, economic, and transportation impacts of winter storms, factoring in how large the storm was, how much snow fell, and what populations were affected. Using a Category 1-5 ranking, the top Northeast U.S. storms are shown in this image. The darkest blue areas represent the most impacted areas of a storm system. Interestingly, as large and intense as the recent winter 2010-2011 storms have been, none (preliminarily) have made it into the Top 10 storms list. In fact, the Groundhog Day storm is currently ranked at #19. To have a significant statistical weight, a storm must produce 20-30" of snow and occur over highly populated areas. Since the Midwest is not as densely populated as the DC through Boston corridor, storms that peak in the Northeast will typically have a higher intensity on the NESIS Scale. The Groundhog Day 2011 storm, though severe in many places, did not have a wide-scale impact (e.g., 30 inches of snow) on major cities, and thus does not rank up with the storms of 1993, 1996, 1960, 2003, and 1961-
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Publicador: dc.publisherNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-
Relação: dc.relationThe worst snow storms in history.jpg-
Direitos: dc.rightsAll animations and images accessed through this website are in the public domain and are freely available for reuse. Please credit NOAA, just those four letters, along with any other entities listed in the Copyright section for each resource-
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Palavras-chave: dc.subjectEducação Superior::Ciências Exatas e da Terra::Geociências::Climatologia-
Palavras-chave: dc.subjectEducação Básica::Ensino Médio::Geografia::Questões ambientais, sociais e econômicas-
Palavras-chave: dc.subjectBlizzard-
Palavras-chave: dc.subjectSnow storms-
Título: dc.titleThe worst snow storms in history-
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???dc.description2???: dc.description2Show the worst snow storms in the U.S, using a Category 1-5 ranking-
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