Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

Monday, September 11, 2017

2:41 AM

Which scale is used to measure the intensity of a hurricane?

· Fujita scale

· Saffir–Simpson scale

· Beaufort scale

· Scoville scale

Answer: The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s intensity. To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical cyclone must have maximum sustained winds of at least 74 mph (Category 1). The highest classification in the scale, Category 5, is reserved for storms with winds exceeding 156 mph. The scale was developed in 1971 by civil engineer Herbert Saffir and meteorologist Bob Simpson, who at the time was director of the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The scale was introduced to the general public in 1973.

For what accomplishment is Frederick Muhlenberg remembered?

For what accomplishment is Frederick Muhlenberg remembered?

Sunday, September 10, 2017

5:42 PM

For what accomplishment is Frederick Muhlenberg remembered?

· First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

· First German U.S. governor

· Invented hot air balloons

· Holder of U.S. Patent #1

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· First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 22.4% [answer]

Unable to make ends meet as a minister, Muhlenberg entered politics in 1779 as a member of the Continental Congress. He won election to the first U.S. Congress from Pennsylvania in 1789. He agreed to serve as the first Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and became the first signer of the Bill of Rights. He won reelection multiple times, serving as Speaker again for the third U.S. Congress. Source: SpeakersHouse.org

· First German U.S. governor 16.1%

· Invented hot air balloons 32.5%

· Holder of U.S. Patent # 129.0%

What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

Sunday, September 10, 2017

5:26 PM

What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

· Great Miami Hurricane 1926

· Hurricane Andrew 1992

· Hurricane Katrina in 2005

· The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900

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Answer: The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 145 mph per hour, which made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, Texas, leaving about 6,000 to 12,000 dead. It was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. Unfortunately for the residents of Galveston, meteorology was far from an exact science at the end of the 19th century, and they received little warning about the storm’s strength. Even if one uses the low estimate of 6,000 victims, this storm remains the deadliest ever to hit the United States.