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1 Cyclones Objective: To complete our case study of this natural hazard in terms of the 7 key components.

2 Storm Chasers… WiiXNxho&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd8 WiiXNxho&feature=related

3 Same thing different name….

4 Bars depict number of named systems (open/yellow), hurricanes (hatched/green), and category 3 or greater (solid/red),

5 Why & Where do cyclones form? What are the perfect ingredients for a tropical storm? Watch the video below and take notes.

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7 Tasks What is the recipe for a hurricane / tropical cyclone / typhoon? What conditions are required for them to form and move? Therefore where do you find them in the world? Are hurricanes becoming more frequent? Make notes from the article from The Guardian. How are Hurricanes classified in terms of their magnitude?

8 Case Study MEDC Hurricane Katrina (MEDC) 2005 Is it worth rebuilding New Orleans or would this simply be a waste of resources and money? 7 Components Spatial Extent, Predictability, Frequency, Magnitude, Duration, Speed of Onset, Effects.

9 Hurricane Katrina MEDC 005/hurricane_katrina/default.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/americas/2 005/hurricane_katrina/default.stm asestudy_katrina.html#p03http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/teens/c asestudy_katrina.html#p03 eography2011/hazards/hurricane- katrina.htmhttp://www.geographyalltheway.com/ib_g eography2011/hazards/hurricane- katrina.htm

10 Cyclone Nargis LEDC Web Links rgishttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/cyclonena rgis cool.co.uk/alevel/geography/natural- hazards.htmlhttp://www.s- cool.co.uk/alevel/geography/natural- hazards.html national/countriesandterritories/myanmar/c yclone_nargis/index.htmlhttp://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/inter national/countriesandterritories/myanmar/c yclone_nargis/index.html

11 Further resources Videos ITN – Burma Cyclone Video 7bd8b035a4.html Cyclone batters Myanmars main city Yangon Hundreds die in Myanmar Cyclone Mo Burma Must allow agencies in (Video from the BBC) 7bd8b035a4.html Mo

12 Useful Links rth/Atmosphere/hurricane/world_map.htmlhttp://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/ea rth/Atmosphere/hurricane/world_map.html alcyclone/http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/tropic alcyclone/ s/cycltq.htmhttp://library.thinkquest.org/10136/cyclone s/cycltq.htm stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/ stm


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