For the Week ending 09/09/2005
Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.
a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
The _______ caused the cargo ships in the area to change their shipping routes.
a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
After heavy and steady rains, Malibu California is most prone to _______.
a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans
_______ in Japan can create similar disasters as hurricanes in the United States.
a huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthquake)
After an earthquate at sea you might expect a _______ to hit land.
a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
Hurricanes are known to spawn _______ ahead of their path.