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GCSE Tropical Storms and climate change


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Climate change
is a long-term change in the earth's climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature.
Frequency of Tropical storms
has increased in the Atlantic Ocean
Power Dissipation Index (PDI)
A measure of maximum wind strength during a tropical storm
0.8 degrees Celcius
The increase in global temperatures since 1880
The Asian Pacific
Will see the greatest increases in PDI
Storm intensity
the strength of a tropical storm with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or hail.
Tropical storm energy
has increased on average betweeen 1970 and 2010
Tropical storm frequency
How often or regular tropical storms occur
Tropical storm
the early stage of a hurricane with winds from 39-74 mph
Saffir Simpson Scale
Classifies hurricanes according to wind speed, air pressure in the center, and potential for property damage.
Storm damage
is expected to be greater in the future