Twin Tropical Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

There are two tropical cyclones currently active in the Indian Ocean – one each side of the Equator, and therefore spinning in opposite directions. You can follow their development on nullschool (which will also let you look back if you missed them), or read more about them at severe weather Europe. For more on the…

Tropical Cyclone Teaching Resources for KS3 (age 11-14)

As Hurricane Dorian continues to leave a trail of destruction, our new Tropical Cyclones Scheme of Work, covering the processes, hazards, impacts and responses associated with the development of Tropical Cyclones is particularly timely. Aimed at KS3 (11-14) and including lesson, homework and assessment resources, the flexible scheme of work uses contemporary case studies. Tropical…

Tropical Cyclone Teaching Resources

Overview document for teachers – START HERE. At the bottom of the page, you will also find some further reading/ background information for teachers, if you would like to deepen your understanding of Tropical Cyclones. Introduction to Tropical Cyclones Resources for Teachers Tropical cyclones – the basics PowerPoint. What do you call a tropical cyclone…

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…

Haiyan Yolanda

Tropical Cyclone Haiyan/ Yolanda Image courtesy of the Dundee Satellite Receiving Station Some useful links: Satellite images http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/gallery/gallery_imagedetails.php?id=1585 (requires free registration) – and further images via http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/geobrowse/geobrowse.php?sat=5&year=2013&month=11&day=7   National Geographic http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131108-supertyphoon-haiyan-yolanda-atmosphere-climate-change/ Met Office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/tropicalcyclone/2013/haiyan http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/typhoon-haiyan-makes-landfall-over-the-philippines/ BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24894529 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-24887664/typhoon-haiyan-makes-landfall-in-vietnam https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-24879310/typhoon-haiyan-heads-to-vietnam https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24878801 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24846813 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-24866143/weather-report-tracking-monster-typhoon-haiyan Accuweather How Typhoon Haiyan Became Year’s Most Intense Storm http://www.accuweather.com/en/home-garden-articles/earth-you/how-typhoon-haiyan-became-year/19691286   Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/08/typhoon-haiyan-hits-philippines…

Extreme Weather 2

A series of downloadable work schemes and associated PowerPoint presentations on extreme weather for AS/ A2 geography. Produced by Martin Lawrence Tornadoes Lesson Plan Tornadoes Powerpoint Tropical Cyclones Lesson Plan Tropical Cyclones Powerpoint Extreme Weather Lesson Plan Extreme Weather Powerpoint