In Depth – Extreme Weather (Met Office)

Extreme weather Flooding Tropical cyclones Thunderstorms Drought Flooding Flooding is caused by: a large amount of persistent rain rapid thawing of snow a storm surge a combination of high tides and high river levels Storm surgesStorm surges are caused by strong winds and low air pressure. When pressure decreases by one millibar, sea level rises…

Extreme Weather

A series of downloadable lesson plans and teacher’s notes prepared on extreme weather for A level geography. Produced by Rob Pugh Work scheme on extreme weather Extreme Weather 1 Extreme Weather 2 Teachers’ Guidance Notes Extreme Weather Glossary   Note! The link to some resources on the Met Office website no longer works. We have…

Flooding

By the end of the lesson, you will be able to: Identify and explain what a flood plain is Use the internet to search for specific information on a local area Apply maths to calculate changing meteorological conditions Compare numerical geographical data and apply findings See Also Teachers’ notes Extension exercise Flooding Lesson Plan Flooding…

Floods

Flooding may result from a large amount of rain or from rapid thawing of snow and in coastal regions may also be caused by a storm surge or a combination of high tide and high river level. The consequences of flooding are often disastrous but there can also be beneficial effects of flooding. Download flood…