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Geography climatic hazards revision




Anticyclone case study- summer heat wave August 2003

Causes

High pressure over France for 20 days blocking maritime air from the tropic and
drew hot continental air from Africa. UK highest temperature was 38.5 degrees C
and in Southern Spain it was over 40 degrees C.…

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Melting glaciers- extreme snow and glacier melt in the European Alps led
too increased rock and ice falls in the mountains.

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