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Title: Weather Phenomena


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Weather Phenomena
  • SOL WG.2a

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Monsoons
  • Monsoons are wind patterns in South and Southeast
    Asia.
  • There are two types of monsoons in South Asia,
    the winter monsoon and the summer monsoon.

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Monsoons
  • Summer Monsoon - The wind blows from the
    southwest, bringing moist ocean air that causes
    rain.
  • Winter Monsoon - The wind blows from the
    northeast, bringing dry air.

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Monsoons
  • The summer monsoon brings heavy rainfall to South
    and Southeast Asia and can cause severe flooding.
    However, the rain is also beneficial because
    people need the water for irrigation.

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Tropical Storms
  • Tropical storms are storms that form over water
    and are characterized by strong winds and
    thunderstorms that rotate around an eye.
  • Tropical storms have different names around the
    world.

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Tropical Storms
  • Tropical storms form in the low latitudes between
    the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. This area is
    also known as the tropics.
  • Tropical storms that form in the Atlantic Ocean
    and Caribbean Sea are called hurricanes.
  • Tropical storms that form in the Pacific near
    Asia or the Indian Ocean are called typhoons.

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Tropical Storms
  • Tropical storms form over water and are fueled by
    heat that is released when moist air rises. When
    tropical storms move over land they generally
    lose power.
  • The hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is
    between June and November.
  • The typhoon season in the Southwest Pacific is
    from October to May.

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Tropical Storms
  • Hurricanes can affect people in several different
    ways
  • They cause storm surges (a large wave that can
    flood areas low in elevation).
  • They destroy houses with violent winds.
  • They cause flooding from severe rain.

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Tropical Storms
  • Why do fewer people die from tropical storms in
    developed countries?
  1. Developed countries have better infrastructures.
    Houses and buildings must be built according to
    building codes.
  • Developed countries have better warning systems
  • so people can prepare for storms.
  • Developed countries have systems in place to
  • help people after the storm is over.

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Tropical Storms
  • Other things people can do to prepare for
    tropical storms.
  • Build dams or dykes to stop storm surges.
  • Build shelters to protect people from storm
    surges or high winds.
  • Designate evacuation routes.

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Tropical Storms
  • Some countries that have many tropical storms
  • Cuba, U.S., Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto
    Rico, Jamaica, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar,
    Thailand, Vietnam

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Tornadoes
  • A tornado is a twisting, funnel shaped storm.
    Tornadoes can occur on every continent but they
    are most commonly found in North America.

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Tornadoes
  • Tornado Alley is a term created by the media to
    refer to an area in middle America that gets many
    tornadoes. A few states in this area are Texas,
    Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

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Tornadoes
  • The Fujita scale rates the intensity of a tornado
    on a scale from 0 to 5. An F0 will cause light
    damage and an F5 will completely destroy
    buildings and even skyscrapers.

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Droughts
  • A drought is a prolonged period of time with no
    precipitation. Droughts are common in arid
    regions and can cause severe hardship.
  • Droughts in Africa have caused thousands of
    people to migrate in search of food and water.

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