Seven Wonders Forces of Nature

The world is an amazing places with an abundance of wonders that reflect the beauty of this world.  Furthermore, travelors can explore the globe to witness the special feats of wildlife, such as the Serengeti Migration.  The Seven Wonders of Forces of Nature is a different look at the wonders of nature.

The Seven Wonders of Forces of Nature explores the power and significance of the natural world. There is an essence of awe along with the power and destruction that these wonders can deliver.  Take a moment to discover and explore these forces of nature and the wonders that they are.

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Hurricanes are tropical cyclones that represent rapidly rotating storm systems.  These massive storm systems feature low-pressure centers, high winds, and a spiraling collection of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.  Hurricanes can be referred to as typhoons, tropical storms, cyclonic storms, tropical depressions or cyclone.

A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of air that involves a connection with the ground and the clouds above.  It usually involves the cumulonimbus clouds but occasionally a tornado may come from a cumulus cloud.  Tornadoes are often called twisters or cyclones.

Earthquakes are created from the sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust.  This energy occurs as the plates shift against one another along fault lines.  Earthquakes are also referred to as quakes or tremors.  The seismicity and seismic activity refer to the frequency, type and size of an earthquake experienced over a period of time.

A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by a large displacement of a massive amount of body of water.  The Japanese word tsunami translates to mean, “harbor wave.”  The term tidal wave comes from the fact the a tsunami wave is much longer than a typical wave and often appears like rising tides.

A volcano involves a rupture or explosion in the earth’s crust, which result in hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape into the air and across the earth’s surface.  This happens because the earths crust features 17 tectonic plates that float on a surface that is hotter and softer.  Volcanoes tend to occur where these tectonic plates merge or converge into each other.

A sandstorm, also called a dust storm, is a massive meteorological mystery that commonly occurs in arid and semi-arid regions.  These sandstorms develop from a gust front or other strong wind blowing where loose sand and dirt are found.  Although sand storms can occur anywhere, they are most frequently described as storms in the desert.

Lightening involves a large electrostatic discharge between the electrically charged areas of clouds.   These charged regions will momentarily equalize and in doing so create the lightning flash. There are three types of lightning including intra-cloud (IC), cloud to cloud (CC), and cloud to ground (CG).  Although it can be too far away to hear, thunder always follows lightening.