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Weather and Climate and Associated Hazards

Major climate controls
The structure of the atmosphere
Learn the 4 distinct layers and know the weather patterns in each
Learn the composition of the atmosphere
The atmospheric heat budget
Understand how the earth's heat budget works
Understand the effects of seasonality
The general…

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o Weather changes associated with the passage of a depression
o Characteristics in each sector and at the fronts
o What a depression looks like on a satellite photo
o What a depression looks like on a synoptic chart
o Case Study: Cumbria floods and 1987 storm
Origin and nature…

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o Mitigation vs Adaptation
o Case Studies: we looked at lots of examples such as UK, Brazil, China...


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