Weather Hazards Fact File
Prepare a factfile using Word about Weather Hazards!
Click on the hyperlinks in the sections below. Use the BBC website research
weather hazards and hurricanes. You can also look at the Doddle work that
you have already completed. You will need to select relevant information from
several websites to fully answer some of the questions.
Save your work in your class folder the shared area: S:\Year 9 Weather
Hazards
File name: Your full name
Remember:
Social effects- are effects on people and communities
Economic Effects- are effects on the economy, jobs, resources and money.
Environmental effects- are effects on the natural world e.g. coral reefs, forests and beaches
Weather Hazards
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zdgxsbk/revision/1
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zdgxsbk/revision/2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/weather_climate/weather_human_activity_r
ev2.shtml
http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/tropstorm.html
Explain: how are hurricanes or Tropical Storms are created?
What is the name of the effect that causes hurricanes or tropical storms to “spin”?
What factors make a hurricane or tropical storm stronger?
What factors make hurricanes likely to occur?
Hurricanes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/weather_climate/weather_human_activity_r
ev3.shtml
Why can more developed countries (MEDCs) cope better than less developed
countries?
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Case Study: Hurricane Mitch
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/intermediate2/geography/environmental_interactions/environ
mental_hazards/revision/2/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Mitch
When did Hurricane Mitch occur?
Where was most effected? Name the countries
What were the social effects of hurricane Mitch?
What were the economic effects of hurricane Mitch?
What were the environmental effects of hurricane Mitch?
Case Study: Hurricane Katrina
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zrv4jxs/revision/3
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/coasts/coastal_flooding_rev1.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/weather_climate/weather_human_activity_r
ev4.shtml
When did Hurricane Katrina occur?
Where was most effected?
What were the social effects of Hurricane Katrina?
What were the economic effects of hurricane Katrina?
What were the environmental effects of hurricane Katrina?
What event occurred that led to severe flooding in this city, even after the hurricane
had passed?
What dangers threatened human health after Hurricane Katrina had passed through
New Orleans?
What is a storm surge?
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Hurricane Internet Research task