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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… • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd8WiiXNxho&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), 1886-2004

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

  6. 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 fromThe Guardian. • How are Hurricanes classified in terms of their magnitude?

  7. 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.

  8. Hurricane Katrina MEDC • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/americas/2005/hurricane_katrina/default.stm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina • http://www.guardian.co.uk/katrina • http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/teens/casestudy_katrina.html#p03 • http://www.geographyalltheway.com/ib_geography2011/hazards/hurricane-katrina.htm

  9. Cyclone Nargis LEDC • Web Links • http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/cyclonenargis • http://www.s-cool.co.uk/alevel/geography/natural-hazards.html • http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/international/countriesandterritories/myanmar/cyclone_nargis/index.html

  10. Further resources VideosITN – Burma Cyclone Video http://itn.co.uk/videos/a8d2efc7f141912790b8bc7bd8b035a4.htmlCyclone batters Myanmar’s main city Yangon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4NjDAKLxo4Hundreds die in Myanmar Cyclone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUcL1mHYYMoBurma Must allow agencies in (Video from the BBC) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7382685.stm

  11. Useful Links • http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Atmosphere/hurricane/world_map.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone • http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/tropicalcyclone/ • http://library.thinkquest.org/10136/cyclones/cycltq.htm • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/7384545.stm