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12 Expert Tips for Writing a Tornado Research Paper

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12 Expert Tips for Writing a Tornado Research Paper

Nature is definitely something majestic and completely unpredictable. Tornadoes are probably some of the most fascinating nature`s creations. They appear from nowhere, bring huge destruction and vanish. Even though we have the most advanced technologies, we still cannot handle tornadoes. The only thing we can do is to stay away from the place where a tornado is expected.

That’s why if you are writing a research paper about tornadoes, it will definitely get attention. However, the topic is not so easy. That’s why we have prepared some tips on custom research paper writing provided by expert writers from EssayLib.

Tips from Specialists on Tornado Research Paper Writing

To make your paper succeed, pay attention to these tips from specialists. We would divide them into two main categories: specific tips and general tips.

Some specific tips are the ones that advice what information you can include in the paper:

  • For example, you might want to describe how tornadoes appear, where and when they occur.
  • You might mention how strong they can be and how long they might last.
  • If you mention about myths and legends about tornadoes, it might make your paper more attractive for the reader.
  • Tornadoes are connected with a lot of destruction and damage. That’s why it is usually requested to describe the measures that one can take to minimize the effects of a tornado or even to save somebody’s life and health.

You shall not forget that a tornado research paper is the usual research paper. That’s why you should follow all the rules that apply to the writing process of a normal research paper.

  • Select the topic you would like to work on. Make sure it covers a specific field to research. If it is too wide, you will have problems with fitting it into one paper. It might also influence your paper quality negatively.
  • Write a thesis statement. Show the main idea of the paper in 1-2 sentences. Be exact, it shall contain the essence of your paper.
  • Read the sources that your teacher has provided. Even if there is nothing interesting in most of them, your teacher will definitely want to check if you have used them. After that, you might research the sources that interest you. There are a lot of materials about tornadoes in libraries, electronic libraries and just online. Use all the resources that are available to collect information.
  • Write a research outline. Based on the notes that you have made during the research, write an outline for your paper. Think about what you are going to include there. Shall it be a paper about where tornadoes are most frequent? Or something from the history of the most devastating tornadoes? Or maybe you have dared to research the topic more properly and would like to write about why and how the tornadoes evolve and why they are more frequent in some places? Whatever you select, you will find a lot of information for the most engaging paper. And for now, make the outline for your future creation.
  • Write a draft. Just write down your ideas based on each portion of the information you have collected during the research.   
  • Check which quotations you can use in your paper. Make sure they are organically integrated into the paper content. At this stage, you can already make the list of references. If you do it without delays, it will save you some time in the future.
  • Revise the content that you already have. Improve the structure, rearrange the parts to make the paper smooth and logical.
  • Proofread the paper, edit errors and typos, improve the parts that aren’t perfect.

A Research Paper Types You Can Be Assigned to

Usually, students do one of the following research paper types:

  • An argumentative paper
  • Analytical research.

In the first case, you need to discuss your idea based on some facts and evidence. Here, you should choose a controversial topic that allows discussion.

In the second case, you have some sources and based on them, you need to perform a detailed analysis of the question.

That’s why before you start your research on tornado, make sure you understand what exactly research paper type you are going to work on. Some students get confused with the task and cannot do the job properly. So, make sure you understand what kind of paper you are writing. If you have any doubts, ask your teacher.

As you can see, there is nothing complicated in writing a paper about tornadoes if you know how to write a research paper. You need to know how to write a research paper and to have some specific knowledge about tornadoes. All the information is available both online and offline, so, make proper research and write a paper that will amaze your teacher.

Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney

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Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney

The images attached to this post were taken around Western Sydney during the afternoon of the 13/11/2020. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon although they struggled to maintain shape and those that did develop weakened quickly.

Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney

In some cases there was too much cloud cover.

My wife and I drove out of Sydney to investigate storms developing to the south. While these were stronger than those nearby, they lacked ideal structure and cloud tops were hidden by a layer of cirrus cloud.

Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney
Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney

The cells to the south traversed eastward and occasional cloud to ground lightning was observed. Late afternoon, a large shelf cloud broke off and passed overhead and storms went into decline.

Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney

Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

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Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

Friday 20 November 2020 turned out to be a day of two halves. The morning period was dominated by heat and sunshine and the day concluded with an outbreak of showers and storms for much of Western Sydney.

Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020
Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

Prior to the storm events, the maximum temperature reached 39.9C in Penrith and 37.2C in Blacktown. Throughout the late afternoon period clouds developed and by 4 pm, the first storms were occurring.

Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

One isolated cell developed to the east of Blacktown and had an interesting base. A second cell developed to the west of Blacktown and had similiar characteristics of the first cell. The two cells eventually merged into one another.

Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

The core of the storm passed overhead where we live and produced a significant downburst / downdrafts of cool winds and intense rain but it did not last long. No hail was observed but it appears from reading news storeys that hail to 1 cm was observed at nearby Plumpton to the west.

Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

Further storms continued to develop throughout the evening including two cells to the south east of Sydney and new cells forming to the west over Penrith at sunset.

Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

During the evening, my wife and I watched sporadic lightning from a storm passing overhead but it was in a weakening phase and this soon petered out to nothing. A cooler southerly wind change during the evening concluded the event.

Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

Storms were hit and miss and featured short sharp bursts of rain and occasional strong wind and occasional small hail. They were short lived and as such, rainfall totals for the most part were not significant. The highest rainfall total was 20 mm at West Pennant Hills and lower total of 7 mm at Kings Langley and 6.6 mm at Penrith.

Afternoon storms Western Sydney 20 November 2020

The photos supporting this post were taken at Blacktown given that much of the activity occurred around Blacktown and nearby environs.

Images January 2020 Bushfires west of Sydney

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Images January 2020 Bushfires west of Sydney

The photos attached to this post are taken just south of Penrith NSW and around Warragamba Dam.

During December 2019 and January 2020 vast areas of the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and areas around Silverdale and Warragamba Dam were scorched by bushfires and between October 2019 and February 2020 plumes of smoke covered large areas of Sydney for days at a time.

Images January 2020 Bushfires west of Sydney

The images attached to this post were taken during January 2020 showing one of the out of control bushfires burning close to the township of Warragamba and the evening sunset image was taken just south of Penrith NSW.

Images January 2020 Bushfires west of Sydney

According to Australian Geographic (March / April 2020 edition, Page 45) the fires across eastern Australia burnt approximately 16 million hectares, with 5,900 buildings destroyed, some 250,000 people required to evacuate (including my parents and my wife and I at Batemans Bay on December 31 2019), some 140 aircraft used during the crises, over 3,000 homes lost, large numbers of animals killed (Exact toll will never be known) and 33 fatalities. The full economic losses are still being worked out.

Images January 2020 Bushfires west of Sydney

West of Sydney, more than 80% of the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains area was impacted. The bushfire crises came to an end during the early part of February 2020 as a result of a major rain event and a reversal of the weather systems in play.

Images January 2020 Bushfires west of Sydney

At the time the images were taken in January 2020, my my wife and I were watching this fire burn from a safe distance and occasionally watching aircraft make low level water bombing.

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