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1

Does air is or sink at the equator

rises

2

Does air rise or sink at 30 degrees N/S of the equator

sinks

3

Give an example of an UK weather event

somerset level flows 2014 sw

4

Give an immediate and long term response to typhoon Haiyan

Immediate- rescue boats deployed
Secondary- 20 year flood action plan- 20 million pounds

5

how many evacuation centres were set up to respond to typhoon haiyan

1200

6

How many fishing boats were destroyed in typhoon haiyan

30000

7

how many people were affected in total by typhoon haiyan

14 million
6300 died

8

Is climate change going to affect tropical storms, why

yes, if hotter seas then more t.s and more extreme

9

Name one way buildings can be improved to reducae tropical storms' effects

-built on stilts

10

Name one way palnning can reduce the impacts of tropical storms

people will be prepared and know how to react so less deaths. eg prepare emergency kits

11

Name two characteristics of a tropical storm

-The eye in the middle is calm
-circular in shape and hundreds of km wide

12

What are the primary and secoundary effects of typhoon haiyan

Primary- 400mmt rain caused widespread flooding
Secoundary-power supplies cut off for months

13

what are the social,enviromental and economic effects of the somerset floods

social- 600 houses flooded
economic- cost 10million pounds
enviromental- 16 farms evacuated

14

What caused the Somerset Floods

physical-steepsided surroundings to channel
human-built on active flood plain

15

what evidence is there that the UK's weather is getting more extreme

-December2010 coldest for over 100 years
-2013 wettest years on record linking to flooding eg Somerset Level Floods 2013-14
-April 2011 warmest april on record

16

Which type of ecosystem do we find 30N/S of the equator, Whats the weather like

deserts,hot

17

why do tropical storms die out when they reach land

Theres no water vapour to fuel it, friction slows it down

18

why has monitoring and predicting t.s improved

more advanced technology, can track storms

19

which country was effected by typoon haiyan and which year

Philippines 2013

20

how strong was typhoon haiyan

catogory 5