Tropical Storms

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  • Created on: 17-04-16 14:20
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  • Ocean water evaporates
    • air warms up and rises
      • creates very low pressure-sucks in air. winds spiral and absorb moisture from ocean
        • humid air forms storm clouds
          • moist air cools and condenses releasing energy
            • cool air sinks and creates the eye
    • Tropical Storms
      • Hurricane Katrina USA
        • 1800 killed
        • 3 million no electricity
        • 300,000 homes destroyed
        • thousands homeless
        • water supplies polluted
        • Response
          • Medc-can afford technology
            • 80% evacuated
          • emergency sevices resuced 50,000 +
            • flood defences failed
      • Cyclone Nargis, Burma
        • mangrove forests destroyed
        • 2-3 million homeless
          • 200,000 animals killed and crops lost
        • 70% no clean water
          • Coastal habitats damaged
        • Response
          • dictatorship didn't allow aid into country until 3 weeks after
          • Ledc-can't afford technology to plan
            • Hospitals poorly equipped, poorly trained
      • Strong winds
        • torrential rain
        • tropical seas >27 degrees

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