GEOGRAPHY CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 6

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TROPICAL STORMS

  • OCEAN 27C OR ABOVE, 70 M ORR MORE DEEP
  • WINDS BLOWING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.
  • WATER EVAPOURATED
  • WARMER AIR MEETS COOLER AIR AT HEIGHT
  • CONDENSES - CLOUDS
  • WARM AIR RISES MORE IS SUCKED IN ITS PLACE - PROVIDES ENERGY
  • STORM SPIRALS BECAUSE EARTH ROTATING
  • AIR THROWN FROM CENTER
  • WIND PATTERN MOVES STORM TOWARDS LAND
  • ON LAND LOOSES POWER AS OCEAN ISNT PROVIDING ENERGY

PREDICTED BY SATELLITE MONITORING

OCEAN TEMPERATURE MONITORING

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HURRICAN MITCH - NICARAGUA

  • deaths
  • towms destroyed homelessness
  • farms ruined
  • ROADS DESTROYED
  • LOST COMMUNICATIONS
  • disease
  • damaged infrastructure
  • roads and rivers destroyed

IMPACTS COULD BE REDUCED IF:

  • storm drains were in place
  • homes poorly constructed
  • villages built on hill sides
  • deforestation increased landslides
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