Hurricanes - What and Why?

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Task One: Agree or Disagree - find the evidence

  • Hurricanes, tropical cyclones and typhoons are three terms for three different extreme natural events.
  • Hurricanes are like tornados in their size and scale.
  • Hurricanes are a very predictable hazard.
  • Climate change is causing the frequency of hurricanes to increase.
  • Hurricanes occur on the equator.
  • A tropical storm is a hurricane when the wind speed reaches 119 km/h.
  • You can't out run an approaching hurricane.
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Task Two: Hurricane Recipe

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What is the recipe for a hurricane / tropical cyclone / typhoon? What conditions are required for them to form and move? Therefore where do you find them in the world?

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Task Three: Hurricane Risk

Use the following three maps to produce a map of 'Hurricane Risk to the Residents of the United States of America'

Map Showing Hurricane Activity In The Conterminous United States
Hurricane Strike Frequency
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