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?
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.
Further resources Videos ITN – Burma Cyclone Video http://itn.co.uk/videos/a8d2efc7f141912790b8bc 7bd8b035a4.html Cyclone batters Myanmars main city Yangon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4NjDAKLxo4 Hundreds die in Myanmar Cyclone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUcL1mHYY Mo Burma Must allow agencies in (Video from the BBC) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7382685.stm http://itn.co.uk/videos/a8d2efc7f141912790b8bc 7bd8b035a4.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4NjDAKLxo4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUcL1mHYY Mo http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7382685.stm