The saltwater they bring kills burrowing insects
Their strong winds uproot many of the important plants.
The rise in water level they produce introduces harmful salt.
They bring higher temperatures favored by birds
A loss of plant life from saltwater brought in by storm surge
More burrowing animals living in the deeper soil layers
Death of most organisms due to fires from lightning strikes
Increase in diversity of organisms due to more competition
Which of the following correctly matches a catastrophic event with its effect on an ecosystem?
A hurricane can kill plants with lava flows
A thunderstorm’s lightning can start forest fires
A tornado can move seawater onto land by creating storm surge
High winds knocking down tall trees
Soil washing away due to high water caused by storm surge
Clouds blocking out the sun
Storm surge moving saltwater onto the land
Removing leaves from tall trees
Increasing the nutrients in the soil
Preventing photosynthesis in plants
Sweeping fish and other aquatic animals out of their habitats
Increase in oxygen in the atmosphere
Increase in water pollution
Less sunlight reaching ground level
Less soil erosion
No higher than 920 millibars.
In the range of 950 millibars or less
Between 979 and 965 millibars
At least 980 millibars, probably higher