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Flashcards in Physical Geography Weather Hazards and Climate Deck (20)
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1
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How highdoes warm air rise at the equator?

A

15km

2
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How manyyears does the eccentricity cycle take?

A

100,000

3
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Between what dates did the MedievalWarm Period occur?

A

950 - 1100

4
Q

Thehighest point in the Maldives is how many metres above sea level?

A

2.4

5
Q

Theinternational airports in the Maldives are built within how many metresfrom the coastline?

A

50

6
Q

Glaciersand ice sheets accounted for how much of the planet’s total landarea in 2016?

A

10%

7
Q

Ocean temperature necessary for tropical cyclones to form?

A

27 degrees

8
Q

Between what latitudes are cyclonesfound?

A

5 and 30 degrees

9
Q

On what date wasHurricane Sandy officially registered as a hurricane?

A

24thOctober2012

10
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When did Hurricane Sandy make landfall in the USA?

A

29thOctober 2012

11
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How fast were the windswhen they were recorded when Hurricane Sandymade landfall?

A

129 km/h (80 mph)

12
Q

Howmany people died in Hurricane Sandy?

A

150 people

13
Q

How much economicdamage was causes in Hurricane Sandy?

A

$65billion

14
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What was thename of one of the coastal nature reserves that was damagedby the storm surge?

A

Prime Hook National WildlifeRefuge

15
Q

Onwhat date didTyphoonHaiyan form?

A

2ndNovember2013

16
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On what date did Typhoon Haiyan make landfall in the Philippines?

A

7thNovember 2013

17
Q

During Typhoon Haiyan, winds reached gustsas high as what?

A

306 km/h (190 mph)

18
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How many died in TyphoonHaiyan?

A

6,000

19
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How many peoplein TyphoonHaiyanwere displaced?

A

600,000

20
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How much economic damage was caused?

A

$2 billion