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 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 death …

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