Me and my group decided to discuss the nature of hurricanes for our natural disaster project. Hurricanes are created from energy that comes from the atmosphere as well as the hydrosphere. They can fit into five categories depending on the strength level of the winds. The earth systems affect each other by giving of different energy that is needed for each natural disaster to form. An understanding of the environmental science can help aid in handling natural disasters by using technology to determine where a natural disaster will take place and when it'll happen. In order to succeed a sustainable future we have to help each other when we are hit by these natural disasters by providing food and equipment to help the unfortunate victims.
When thinking of the ways that humans have altered and continued to alter its environment, its safe to say that work on improving by the century. For example, we went from having to hunt for our food to now ordering through a drive thru from a fast food restaurant. With creations like that we have created the term sustainability. I say that because we as humans made it work with the bare minimum and look how we developed as a human race with the environment. In ecological terms, it can be measured with noticing the technology advancement in the world. Technology can be considered a system but we have more important systems. Such as the cycles. Like the Water cycle, photosynthesis, life cycle and etc. I would define the systems as, factors of life that help morph our environment that we have today. Now with cycles, you have energy. Energy can be found in all type of different forms such as radiant, chemical, nuclear, electrical and etc. Energy can take various forms, including energy that is stored (potential energy) and the energy of motion (kinetic energy). According to the first law of thermodynamics, energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can be converted from one form into another. According to the second law of thermodynamics, in any conversion of energy, some energy is converted into unusable waste energy, and the entropy of the universe is increased. When it comes to organisms, they depend on energy input into them so that they can thrive and survive as a organism. To track the inputs and outputs energy, environmental scientists use systems analysis to calculate inputs to and outputs from a system and its rate of change. When thinking about how natural systems overtime, environmental conditions change. They change in such as temperature and or precipitation. In which can affect the types and numbers of organisms present.
As the name implies this blog post will be about Tsunamis, well not really about them, it's a quick summary of our project. My team and I chose to study the natural disaster known as Tsunami and this research focused mainly on what a Tsunami is, in addition to, how it affects the Atmosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Biosphere, and Ionosphere, as well as how these spheres affect the Tsunami. There will be a link below that opens up to piktochart allowing you to view our project. Thank you and enjoy! https://create.piktochart.com/output/32487430-earth-system-research 1. How do the earth systems affect each other? Earth systems affect each other in a cause and effect kind of way, for example, a Tsunami is Caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption underwater, land, life on land, and marine life are negatively affected by this massive wave. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? The better you know your land and the danger that may come with it, the better you are at handling the situation. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? Recycle, reduce, reuse, as well as function more with solar panels and we should dim down on releasing smoke from factories as well as releasing smoke from vehicles and we'll be fine.
The hydrosphere is the flow of water, and all the water on the earth’s surface. The hydrosphere covers about 70% of the earth. After researching tornadoes and it's different affects in earth's systems, i found out that tornadoes in the hydrosphere were waterspouts. waterspouts are referred as tornadoes of the sea, because that is essentially what they are. While they hardly have affect on America, I was able to find that they affect Italy, where there are around 71 waterspouts per year. They aren't as serious as a tornado on the geosphere, but they do start chain reactions for whirlwinds, heavy rain, flooding, and hail.
I found waterspouts interesting because they have never directly done a lot of damage, since they take place in the ocean, but there is a beauty to it. Waterspouts can hit peninsulas (like italy), but it is a rare occasion that they do tremendous damage.
there isn't much we can really do to stop a waterspout, as much as we can stop a tornado, it's best to just not be by the shore. They're like a hurricane- tornado hybrid.
People today alter our environment by smoking and using lots of fossil fuels destroying trees which are the animals habitats, and w continue altering them by carelessly using energy. Sustainability is to see how far we can go or continue at the same rate or level. When looking at the ecological footprint for us I believe continuing on the way we are now is a huge problem because the increase of fossil fuels used, animals going extinct because we endanger them, destroying the trees when they are most resourceful, which are very bad events we should not go on with. Each system is described as the earth, the water, the life(bio), and the air (atmosphere). Various forms of energy are kinetic which is energy that moves, potential energy is when something is in place or poised until it is changed, chemical energy which is used when we eat, gravitational energy which is also known as the earths gravity. Ecological systems depend on many of these energies because of the basic but enormous roles they play like creating more land or recycling what we can't and etc., Scientist use the many tools and research they gathered in order to provide for the complex systems, and finally natural systems change over time and space when others affect most of the surround things like the environment and such
Me and my group decided to research hurricanes for our chosen natural disaster. They capable of causing environmental damage to both animals and humans which is connected to the biosphere which supports life on Earth. Hurricanes can cause damage by destroying natural habitats that are used by animals and humans for their daily use of consumption and shelter. The earth systems affect each other by giving off energy that is needed to produce other natural disasters in the future. Also, if we learn the environmental science aid in handling natural disasters we can better prepare for these causes so that we won't lose any more lives when they happen. In order to make a sustainable future, we should work together to provide aid for people who are victims of these natural disasters whenever we can and make more safety procedures when the time to prepare for a natural disaster comes.
Tsunamis tend to be more prominent in countries that are surrounded by large bodies of water. In japan volcanic eruptions that occur below the ocean can create ripples of large bodies of water that can reach heights up to 128 feet in the air and higher. The earthquakes that are the cause of these deadly waves can create tsunamis strong enough to create disturbances in our electron distribution and ionosphere located 85km above earth's surface. So instead of just affecting the atmosphere tsunamis can caused disturbances in the lithosphere as well. The best way to prepare for when this disaster strikes is to try to stay away from the beach, and any large bodies of water and when thinking of moving to places where tsunamis are known to occur to pick housing on high ground to avoid the flood and damaged property. Also if you're living near a coastal region and a earthquake occurs check the news and prepare a safety kit and remember save yourself first not your possessions.
Hurricanes have rapid and strong winds (atmosphere) which can cause massive amounts of environmental damage (biosphere). With the inclusion of environmental damage, global warming has been causing polar caps to melt (cryosphere) which doubles the amount of rainfall from a hurricane. With more rainfall, sea levels will continue to rise and cause flash floods (hydrosphere). Lastly, flash floods can also cause the ground to erode at a faster rate (geosphere). An understanding of environmental science can aid in handling natural disasters by preparing for what might cause damages to the area and save many lives. In order to create a sustainable future, we make sure that we stock on essential supplies, plan our evacuation routes, board up our homes and businesses, and make sure you have insurance. Reflection: When it comes to hurricanes, I would want to stay as far away as possible. Our visuals might not be very accurate but it gives a good interpretation of the situation of a hurricane may look like. Works Cited “6 Ways to Prepare Now for Hurricanes.” AccuWeather.com - Under Maintenance, www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/six-ways-to-prepare-for-tropical-storms-hurricanes-atlantic-season/46771146. “How Hurricanes Form and What Makes Them So Destructive.” National Geographic, 22 Aug. 2018, www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/hurricanes/ . “Hurricane Florence: Mass Evacuation of 1.5 Million Residents Ordered.” New Scientist, New Scientist, www.newscientist.com/article/2179144-hurricane-florence-mass-evacuation-of-1-5-million-residents-ordered/. “Recent Hurricanes Pushed Rare Island Species Closer to the Brink.” National Geographic, National Geographic Society, 30 Oct. 2017, news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/hurricane-irma-hurts-florida-keys-wildlife/.
1. How do the earth systems affect each other? If you follow the water cycle you can see how the different systems are affected plants take water from the soil and also realize water vapor in the air. so every action you take has a reaction. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? Understanding how the different systems work helps us prevent or prepare us for how we disasters in the future if we know that tsunamis bring in lots of water destroying cities then we need to raise the buildings higher 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? we can take measures to react to the natural disasters to keep us safe and make them more efficient for the environment around us.