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Edexcel AS Geography - Extreme Weather
Depression
Anticyclone
Cirrus
Altostratus
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high…
Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet that lets the sun…
Depression
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Anticyclone
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
World Geography: Extreme Weather
Region
Consequence
Earthquake
Tsunami
An extensive or continous tpart of a space or body.
The effect, result or outcome of something occuring earlier.
A series of actions induced in the earth's crust by the abrup…
an unusually large sea wave produced by sequake or undersea v…
Region
An extensive or continous tpart of a space or body.
Consequence
The effect, result or outcome of something occuring earlier.
Geography - extreme weather
What is extreme weather
Some examples of extreme weather in th…
Some examples of extreme weather from…
What is a heat wave
Extreme weather is largely different from its usual pattern,…
Extreme cold spell... Extreme heat wave ... Flash flood... Drought ... Ex…
Tornado/hurricane/cyclone ... Water spout ... Blizzard ... Squall line
A prolonged period of abnormally not weather
What is extreme weather
Extreme weather is largely different from its usual pattern,…
Some examples of extreme weather in th…
Extreme cold spell... Extreme heat wave ... Flash flood... Drought ... Ex…
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Edexcel AS Geography: Extreme Weather
Depression
Anticyclone
Cirrus
Altostratus
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high…
Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet that lets the sun…
Depression
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Anticyclone
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
Geography Extreme Weather
extreme weather
meteorology
tropical cyclone
warm ocean current
hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards are all examples of ____…
the study of weather
what storm is most likely to cause a natural disaster?
how would you describe El Nino?
extreme weather
hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards are all examples of ____…
meteorology
the study of weather
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Geography - extreme weather
What is a natural hazard?
What are different types of natural ha…
What's a hazard risk?
What factors affect risk?
It is where a natural event overlaps human activities
-Volcanic eruption ... -earthquakes ... -storms... -floods... -landslides…
It's a chance of being affected by a natural event. People wh…
-Poverty: they are forced to live in places that are dangerou…
What is a natural hazard?
It is where a natural event overlaps human activities
What are different types of natural ha…
-Volcanic eruption ... -earthquakes ... -storms... -floods... -landslides…
Edexcel AS Geography - Extreme Weather
Depression
Anticyclone
Cirrus
Altostratus
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high…
Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet that lets the sun…
Depression
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Anticyclone
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
Geography Unit 2 Extreme Weather
Air mass
Synoptic chart
Isobars
Jet stream
*Masses of air pick up the atmosphere in the area... *The mass m…
*Blue triangles... *Red semi circles... *Occluded front = cold fron…
*Join areas of equal pressure ... *Closer together = the stronge…
*Meandering ribbon of air in the upper atmosphere
Air mass
*Masses of air pick up the atmosphere in the area... *The mass m…
Synoptic chart
*Blue triangles... *Red semi circles... *Occluded front = cold fron…
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Edexcel AS Geography - Extreme Weather
Depression
Anticyclone
Cold Front
Warm Front
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
Cold air advances toward warm air and pushes it up and out of…
Forms when warm air slides up and over a cold air mass; it br…
Depression
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Anticyclone
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
27 terms
Geography Extreme Weather key terms
Depression
Anticyclone
Fronts
Warm sector
A region of low atmospheric pressure which revolves in an ant…
A region of high pressure bringing calm conditions. Subsiding…
Sloping surfaces in the atmosphere where different air masses…
An area (often tropical maritime air) between the fronts wher…
Depression
A region of low atmospheric pressure which revolves in an ant…
Anticyclone
A region of high pressure bringing calm conditions. Subsiding…
Geography A Level Extreme Weather
Anticyclone
Depression
Fronts
Rainfall... Frontal... Convectional ... Relief
High pressure region bringing calm clear weather.
Low pressure, anticlockwise, unsettled weather e.g wind and p…
Sloping surfaces in the atmosphere where dif air masses meet,…
F: Warm and cold fronts meet, warm up, cools condenses... C:Hot…
Anticyclone
High pressure region bringing calm clear weather.
Depression
Low pressure, anticlockwise, unsettled weather e.g wind and p…
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Edexcel AS Geography - Extreme Weather
Depression
Anticyclone
Cirrus
Altostratus
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high…
Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet that lets the sun…
Depression
A region of low pressure which revolves in an anticlockwise d…
Anticyclone
Region of pressure. Rising air make precipitation less likely…
109 terms
Geography Unit 2 Extreme Weather
Extreme Weather
Different types of extreme weather
Cold front
Warm front
Weather that's unusually severe or that occurs in an area whe…
Temperate storms. tornadoes, tropical cyclones, heatwaves, dr…
The leading edge of a cold air mass
The leading edge of a warm air mass
Extreme Weather
Weather that's unusually severe or that occurs in an area whe…
Different types of extreme weather
Temperate storms. tornadoes, tropical cyclones, heatwaves, dr…
19 terms
Geography unit 2 extreme weather
Depressions
Boscastle case study
Hurricane development
Winter conditions case study
Low pressure systems which form when a jet stream is above th…
Torrential rain caused flash floods. There was property damag…
Falling air pressure creates an upward spiral of increasing w…
March 1993- hurricane force winds and blizzards on the east c…
Depressions
Low pressure systems which form when a jet stream is above th…
Boscastle case study
Torrential rain caused flash floods. There was property damag…
7 terms
Unit 2 Geography: Types of Extreme Weather
Hurricanes
Blizzards
Tornadoes
Droughts
fierce tropical storms with strong winds... -Typhoons: East Asia…
blinding snowstorms with very strong, cold winds
A violently rotating column of air stretching from a cloud to…
long periods of low precipitation
Hurricanes
fierce tropical storms with strong winds... -Typhoons: East Asia…
Blizzards
blinding snowstorms with very strong, cold winds
Geography ch.1 Extreme Weather and Climate
Atmosphere
Meteorology
Weather
Climate
A mixture of gas molecules, microscopically small particles o…
The study of the atmosphere and the processes that form weather
The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place
The statistical properties of the atmosphere (i.e averages an…
Atmosphere
A mixture of gas molecules, microscopically small particles o…
Meteorology
The study of the atmosphere and the processes that form weather
11 terms
World Geography Unit 1 - Extreme weather
What is weather
What is climate
Seasons are caused by
Hurricanes
the atmospheric conditions over short period of time; typical…
A generalization of weather conditions over a long period of…
the tilt of Earths axis with respect to the sun
fierce tropical storms with strong winds
What is weather
the atmospheric conditions over short period of time; typical…
What is climate
A generalization of weather conditions over a long period of…
29 terms
Geography Alive Chapter 11 Extreme Weather
Name 4 unusual weather conditions of e…
What often produces natural disaters
The caribbean islands are also known a…
Who settled these islands
Tornadoes, blizzards,severe heat waves,cold spells
Hurricanes
West Indies
by a small group of native americans
Name 4 unusual weather conditions of e…
Tornadoes, blizzards,severe heat waves,cold spells
What often produces natural disaters
Hurricanes
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Extreme Weather
hurricane
tsunami
tornado
blizzard
A huge storm that forms over warm ocean water; with strong wi…
A giant wave usually caused by an earthquake beneath the ocea…
a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring ove…
A violent winter storm characterized by freezing temperatures…
hurricane
A huge storm that forms over warm ocean water; with strong wi…
tsunami
A giant wave usually caused by an earthquake beneath the ocea…
13 terms
GEOGRAPHY UNIT 2 Extreme weather key words
Bankful capacity
Discharge
GIS (geographical information system)
Hydraulic radius
Maximum cross-sectional area of a river befire it floods
The volume of water passing a point in the river (m3 / sec)
A system that captures, stores, analyses, manages and present…
A measure of river channel efficiency
Bankful capacity
Maximum cross-sectional area of a river befire it floods
Discharge
The volume of water passing a point in the river (m3 / sec)
12 terms
extreme weather
region
consequences
earthquake
tsunami
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
Effects that follow a response
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing…
A long high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturb…
region
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
consequences
Effects that follow a response
World Geography Midterm Review- Extreme Weather
Hurricanes
Typhoons
Cyclones
El Nino
a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone…
a tropical storm in the region of the Indian or western Pacif…
a storm with hight winds that spiral around a calm center
a warm ocean current that flows off the west coast of South A…
Hurricanes
a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone…
Typhoons
a tropical storm in the region of the Indian or western Pacif…
Extreme Weather
earthquake
tsunami
volcano
plate tectonic
Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting f…
A giant wave usually caused by an earthquake beneath the ocea…
A weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant…
earthquake
Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting f…
tsunami
A giant wave usually caused by an earthquake beneath the ocea…
30 terms
Weather & Extreme Weather Vocab
weather
atmosphere
water vapor
water cycle
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
The envelope of gases that surrounds Earth
Water in the form of an invisible gas. (Remember: If you can…
The continuous process by which water is distributed througho…
weather
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
atmosphere
The envelope of gases that surrounds Earth
Extreme weather
el nino
la nina
hurricane
tornado
pacific water warmer than normal- more rain
pacific waters cooler than normal-less
A tropical storm with winds higher than 74 miles per hour. Th…
A violent wind shaped like a funnel that moves over a narrow…
el nino
pacific water warmer than normal- more rain
la nina
pacific waters cooler than normal-less
AS Edexcel Geography Unit 2 Extreme Weather
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - infrastruc…
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - economic
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - social
Hurricane Katrina Management - repairi…
1 - communications infrastructure failed... 2 - most major roads…
1 - economic damage worth $150 billion... 2 - nearly everyone in…
1 - 80% of New Orleans evacuated... 2 - around 1500 died in Loui…
1 - temporary floodgates and pumps built at city's 4 main ent…
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - infrastruc…
1 - communications infrastructure failed... 2 - most major roads…
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - economic
1 - economic damage worth $150 billion... 2 - nearly everyone in…
18 terms
EXTREME WEATHER
The photo shows a person and the trees…
She is trying to walk carefully on the…
The temperature is freezing cold. It's…
Eveything on the ground and trees is c…
What can you see in the photo? (photo on pages4-5)
What's the person doing? (photo on pages4-5)
What's the weather like? (photo on pages4-5)
What's on the ground and trees? (photo on pages4-5)
The photo shows a person and the trees…
What can you see in the photo? (photo on pages4-5)
She is trying to walk carefully on the…
What's the person doing? (photo on pages4-5)
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Extreme Weather
tornado
hurricane
evacuate
flood
tornado
hurricane
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Extreme Weather
classified
drought
axis
troposhere
something that is categorized
A long period of dry weather
An imaginary line through a body, about which it rotates.
The lowest layer of the atmoshere, in which temerature decrea…
classified
something that is categorized
drought
A long period of dry weather
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Extreme Weather
hurricane
volcano
blizzard
tsunami
a powerful, swirling storm that forms over tropical waters
an opening in the earth's crust where molten rock, ash, and g…
strong wind and heavy snow
a large wave created when an earthquake happens under the sea
hurricane
a powerful, swirling storm that forms over tropical waters
volcano
an opening in the earth's crust where molten rock, ash, and g…
Extreme Weather
Region
Consequences
Earthquakes
Tsunami
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
The results of an action.
A sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing…
A huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthqua…
Region
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
Consequences
The results of an action.
extreme weather
blizzard
drought
dust storm
dust devil
blizzard
drought
Geography-Case study of an extreme weather event
Drought in Europe
Affected areas
Conditions
Facts
Summer 2003
Portugal, Italy, U.K., France. In some places in France the t…
Droughts, high humidity,
U.K. Temperatures reached 38.1C ... France was 40C for 2 weeks
Drought in Europe
Summer 2003
Affected areas
Portugal, Italy, U.K., France. In some places in France the t…
11 terms
extreme weather
region
consequences
earthquake
tsunami
an area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
the results or effects of an action
The shaking that results from the movement of rock beneath Ea…
A giant wave usually caused by an earthquake beneath the ocea…
region
an area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
consequences
the results or effects of an action
Extreme Weather
tornado
hurricane
earthquake
drought
A destructive, rotating column of air that has very high wind…
A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose s…
The shaking that results from the movement of rock beneath Ea…
A long period of dry weather
tornado
A destructive, rotating column of air that has very high wind…
hurricane
A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose s…
6 terms
Extreme Weather
Lightning
Rain
Tornado
Blizzard
Natural electricity produced in thunderclouds. Lightning appe…
Drops of water that form in the clouds and fall from the sky…
A storm of very strong winds that form a cloud shaped like a…
A heavy snowstorm that lasts for a long time.
Lightning
Natural electricity produced in thunderclouds. Lightning appe…
Rain
Drops of water that form in the clouds and fall from the sky…
9 terms
Geography key vocab- climate and extreme weather
Weather
Climate
Latitude
Equator
the day to day changes in the atmosphere
the overall pattern of weather, usually based on an average o…
the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's…
a line drawn on the earth separating it into northern and sou…
Weather
the day to day changes in the atmosphere
Climate
the overall pattern of weather, usually based on an average o…
Extreme Weather
region
consequenses
earthquake
tsunami
region
consequenses
18 terms
AS Edexcel Geography Unit 2 Extreme Weather
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - infrastruc…
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - economic
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - social
Hurricane Katrina Management - repairi…
1 - communications infrastructure failed... 2 - most major roads…
1 - economic damage worth $150 billion... 2 - nearly everyone in…
1 - 80% of New Orleans evacuated... 2 - around 1500 died in Loui…
1 - temporary floodgates and pumps built at city's 4 main ent…
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - infrastruc…
1 - communications infrastructure failed... 2 - most major roads…
Hurricane Katrina Impacts - economic
1 - economic damage worth $150 billion... 2 - nearly everyone in…
Extreme Weather
Cyclone
Hurricane
Dust storm
Dust devil
A large, rotating, low-pressure system accompanied by heavy p…
A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose s…
A condition in which strong winds carry dust over a large are…
a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves a…
Cyclone
A large, rotating, low-pressure system accompanied by heavy p…
Hurricane
A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose s…
19 terms
Extreme Weather
air pressure
atmosphere
droughts
famine
the effect of air pressing down on Earth's surface
the layer of air that surrounds Earth
long-term lack of rain
a shortage of food or drinking water
air pressure
the effect of air pressing down on Earth's surface
atmosphere
the layer of air that surrounds Earth
19 terms
Extreme Weather
Hurricane
Cause of Hurricane
Dust storm
Dust devil
A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose s…
...
A condition in which strong winds carry dust over a large are…
a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves a…
Hurricane
A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose s…
Cause of Hurricane
...
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Geography unit two extreme weather part two
What has happened to global humidly.
Record breakers UK
How far back does weather records go
Where are we on the sun spot cycle?
It has risen by 4%
Record breaking rains Scotland 2009, Christmas 2001 coldest w…
Sun spots were observed 300 years ago. They were observed to…
Going out of a grand solar minimum
What has happened to global humidly.
It has risen by 4%
Record breakers UK
Record breaking rains Scotland 2009, Christmas 2001 coldest w…
6 terms
GEOGRAPHY CASE STUDY: UK Weather becoming more Extreme
evidence weather is becoming more extr…
examples of extreme weather
impacts of extreme weather on people's…
impacts of extreme weather on agricult…
-it's raining more - summer 2007 was the wettest on record... -r…
-major flooding caused by storms and high rainfall in: South…
-floods damage homes and possessions, which can cost a lot to…
-droughts can cause crop failure... -increased rainfall can mean…
evidence weather is becoming more extr…
-it's raining more - summer 2007 was the wettest on record... -r…
examples of extreme weather
-major flooding caused by storms and high rainfall in: South…
14 terms
extreme weather
fossil fuels
evaporation
drought
flood
fossil fuels
evaporation
Extreme Weather
levees
produce
unpredictable
coastline
walls built at the coastline used to stop water from getting…
to make or create
hard to guess ahead of time
where land meets ocean
levees
walls built at the coastline used to stop water from getting…
produce
to make or create
12 terms
Extreme Weather
damage
property
available
contact
physical harm that is done to something or to someone's body
estate, havings, possession, asset
that you can get, buy or find
get in touch with
damage
physical harm that is done to something or to someone's body
property
estate, havings, possession, asset
9 terms
extreme weather
blizzard
drought
flood
hail
blizzard
drought
Extreme Weather
damages
property
available
atmosphere
Harm that makes things less valuable or useful.
A piece of land.
Possible to get.
The layer of gases that surrounds Earth.
damages
Harm that makes things less valuable or useful.
property
A piece of land.
Extreme weather
tornado
hurricane
thunder
monsoon
гром
tornado
hurricane
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