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1

name the pressure belts in order

plolar, ferel, hadley

2

how should you remember the pressure belts

peter fucks hayley

3

hot air is closest to the surface in every cell except the...

polar cell

4

what temperature does water have to be for there to be a tropical storm

27C

5

i terms of degrees, where are tropical storms located on the planet

5-30 degrees from the equator

6

what causes a tropical storm

hot water evaporates into gas and rises to the clouds where it the condenses and therefore rains at high pressure

7

why are storms located by the equator

more hot water there

8

what are the features of a tropical storm

hot, intense, high pressure in the eye

9

where does ascending air go and then descending air

descending goes through the clouds where ascending goes up through the eye

10

what increases as storms move over the ocean

energy and therefore windspeed

11

from the top, list the high pressure and low pressure belts

low high equator high low

12

what three factors of a storm will climate change affect and why

frequency- water stays hot for longer
distribution- more hot water
intensity- more hot water

13

three ways to mitigate the risk of a tropical storm

monitor plan and protect

14

social and economic effects of the bostcastle flood

social-75 businesses and builidngs destoryed/damaged
economic- 20 million claimed in loans and a collapse in local toruism

15

what were the long term responses of the bostcastle flood

car park was raised
trees were removed
flood defences were built.

16

describe the process of air circulation

- sun warms the air at the equator
-moves away from the equator as it moves between high and low pressure
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17

what is your example of a tropical storm

hurricane katrina

18

3 primary effects of your tropical storm case study

80pc of the city was flooded
2000 dead
flood defences shattered

19

3 secondary effects of your tropical storm case study

10000 homeless
3 million no electricity
food shortages and looting

20

short and long term responses to your tropical storm case study

poor short term response, slow evacuation
50 billion in aid

big pumps to pump water out of the city

21

how was the bostcastle flood caused

tail end of a hurricane and low pressure. rain was stored and ready to go

22

two pieces of evidence for climate change

-tree rings have grown, which show that the temp has got warmer
-pollen analysis
-temperature records