Unit 2: extreme weather

extreme weather

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Define extreme weather
Is a weather phenomena that is especially severe or unseasonal weather that can bring chaos and misery. Outside the normal range of expected weather
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Depression are pressure
Low pressure
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what is the jet stream?
a belt of high attitude fast moving air, and it brings low pressure systems to the UK.
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If the isobars are close together what does that mean?
High winds, low pressure system
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What is a depression?
a region of low atmospheric pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise direction
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What is an anticyclone?
A region of high pressure bringing calm conditions spinning in a clockwise direction
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Name 3 possible hazards of depressions
Floods, high winds, blizzards, storm surges
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Name 3 possible hazards of anticyclones
drought, heat waves, wildfires, cold, frost, fog, snow
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Name some geological contributing factors of a flashy response
impermeable rock type (clay)
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Name some envirmental contributing factors of a flashy response
less vegetation, steep sided river basin, increased urbanisation
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What is bank full level?
The level of water that will fill the river bank
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what is your Case study for flooding?
Uckfield
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How many homes and businesses destroyed?
114 businesses and 18 homes
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In 200 it was a 1 in year event
1 in 200 year event
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Impacts of the flood in Uckfield?
Rescue services cost £5.5 million, £2 million in insurance claims, proterty damage
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Depression are pressure

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Low pressure

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what is the jet stream?

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If the isobars are close together what does that mean?

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What is a depression?

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