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name the types of clouds?
cirrus, status, cumulonimbus and cumulus.
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describe a cirrus cloud?
high(above 6km). its thin, white and made of ice crystals. it forms narrow wisps or threads. it can also be feather-like in shape.
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describe a status cloud?
low(0-2km).this cloud is a thin, uniform, grey sheet of small water droplets, with a fairly flat base.
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describe a cumulonimbus cloud?
a low base but the cloud extends up to high levels.a dense dark grey cloud with a great vertical extent.it grows from a cumulos cloud to have a high billowy head.If it spreads out it has an anvil top. it has ice crystals at the top & water lower.
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describe a cumulus cloud?
low (0-2km) this cloud is white with a darker, flat base and globular upper surface. it is made of water droplets. it may have a small or considerable vertical extent.
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describe and explain the main characteristic of the climate in a tropical rain forest?
hot with a mean annual temp of about 27oC. a low annual range of temp of 2-3oC. a higher daily range of about 7oC.High annual rainfall(1500mm).At least 60mm of rainfall in drier months.High relative humidity. light & variable winds. a lot of clouds.
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describe and explain the main characteristic of the climate in a tropical desert?
very hot summers.Hot or warm winter.Moderate annual ranges.Very high daily temp ranges.Very low rainfall - below 250mm.Occasional torrential rain.Strong constant dry Trade winds.High sunshine total.Low relative humidity.High pressure.
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describe a tropical rainforest in terms of distribution?
hey grow in three large areas with an Equatorial climate, all within 10o of the Equator & all lowlands
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describe a tropical desert in terms of distribution?
most tropical deserts are located astride the tropics, between latitudes 15o and 30o, on the western side of continents. however, some, such as the Mojave and Thar deserts lie between the tropic of cancer and 40o North
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hazards that the natural environment presents?
volcanoes- ash falls,acid rain,volcanic gases, lava flows, tsunamis, etc. Earthquakes - buildings collapse,trees fall, landslides, gas,water and sewerage pipes break, etc. tropical storms - crops destroyed, loss of life, flooding, etc.
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what offers of opportunities for human activities are in presented in the natural environment?
tropical rainforest - home to many tribes, hardwood timber for construction & furniture, wood for fuel, ecotourism, etc.
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describe a cirrus cloud?

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high(above 6km). its thin, white and made of ice crystals. it forms narrow wisps or threads. it can also be feather-like in shape.

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describe a status cloud?

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describe a cumulonimbus cloud?

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describe a cumulus cloud?

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