Lesson Category: The challenge of natural hazards

Introduction to tropical storms

 Tropical storms develop within the tropics (somewhere between 5° and 30° latitude north and south of the equator) but not normally on the equator. Tropical storms have different names depending on which ocean basin they are located in: ·      Cyclones in the south Pacific & Indian Oceans ·      Typhoons in the north west Pacific ·      …

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Introduction to Natural Hazards

What is a natural hazard? A natural hazard is a natural event, such as an earthquake, volcanic eruption, tropical storm or a flood, caused by natural processes. Natural processes would occur even if humans were not on the planet. However, it is called a hazard because it has the potential to cause damage, destruction and …

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