segunda-feira, 21 de junho de 2010

Tempestades - Tradutor de Inglês

Sabe quais são os tipos de tempestades e chuvas? dependendo da intensidade das chuvas ou fenômeno meteorologico há uma classificação, para vc praticar seu inglês aqui estão reunidos os nomes destes efeitos da natureza.

What Are the Types of Storm?

A storm is a violent disturbance, and most references to storms have to do with weather effects dominated by strong winds. The main types of storm include hailstorm, ice storm, rainstorm, snowstorm, thunderstorm, windstorm, cyclone, hurricane, and tornado.

The first six types of storm listed above refer to violent winds accompanied by another feature. A hailstorm is a storm accompanied by a fall of hailstones, ice pellets that are larger than 0.2 inches (5 millimeters) in diameter. Even though ice is involved in both, an ice storm differs from a hailstorm. In an ice storm, precipitation in the form of snow or rain freezes on contact with whatever it lands on, forming a coating of ice on the surface. If you've ever seen a tree or a car that looks like it's encased in ice, this is the result of an ice storm.

Rainstorm is not just any fall of rain, but a storm accompanied by rain, as snowstorm is a storm during which there is a heavy snowfall. A blizzard is a particularly violent type of snowstorm, with wind speeds at or above 35 miles per hour (56 kilometers per hour) and visibility less than 0.25 miles (400 meters) for three hours.

A windstorm is a storm with either strong winds or strong gusts of wind, but an absence of rain or very little rain. A dust storm is a particularly severe windstorm in which clouds of dust are swept across a large area. A violent windstorm with rain, snow, or hail, on the other hand, is called a tempest, while a violent but brief windstorm, which may be accompanied by precipitation of rain or snow, is called a squall.

A cyclone is a violent storm with rotating winds that move clockwise in storms in the Southern Hemisphere, but counterclockwise for storms in the Northern Hemisphere. A hurricane is a particularly severe cyclone, specifically, one originating near the equator and traveling more or less north, usually accompanied by heavy rains. A tornado is a whirling column of air with a funnel-shape that comes in contact with the ground. A waterspout refers to a tornado over the water. Although most tornadoes are cyclonic — meaning they rotate in the same directions as cyclones, depending on the hemisphere — anti-cyclonic tornadoes have been observed in the Northern Hemisphere, rotating clockwise.

Then, of course, there is the most infamous type of storm humans experience: the brainstorm. A brainstorm may refer either to a violent disturbance of the mind which has a negative effect, or to the sudden advent of a clever idea or novel plan. In most cases, this "gust" of imagination is disconnected from previous thoughts, coming into the mind without warning and with unpredictable results. Although brainstorms of this type can occur at any time and in any place, the shower and the driver's seat of cars seem to be two particularly likely spots.

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