Extreme Hazards and Weather

a)Explain what causes this sort of weather event (100-200 words). ie what causes floods?

 

Tornado

Tornadoes... natures most violent storms   Easy to read, informative and has great visuals.

Kidstorm- tornadoes    Explains what causes tornadoes and how to measure them, lots of great links at the bottom of the page too.

Tornadoes - Science-  NY times   This site has a great explanation of tornadoes and has tornado news articles.

Flood

Flood Victoria   You may need to navigate around this site but the information is useful.

Understanding Floods   This page is broken down into the questions you may want to ask, click on one to get details.

About floods   Describes types and causes of floods

Hurricane (cyclone, typhoon)

Hurricane Research Division- FAQ  T his site has a table of contents, which makes it easy to find out information you need.

USA Today Hurricanes   This site has a good explanation of hurricanes and a link to the latest hurricane news.

About cyclones    This site has a good explanation of hurricanes and a link to the latest hurricane news.

Drought

BOM- Living with drought    Covers the impact, causes and types of drought.

Australia drought  A good clear explanation of what happens in an Australian drought

http://weather.about.com/od/drought/f/droughts.htm

About education  Information on causes, types, prevention and prediction of droughts, with links.

Hailstorm

Hail Storms  This site has great images and clear explanations about hailstorms

BOM - Facts on hail storms  Overview including diagrams and links.

Allianz  Overview of the impact and severity of hailstorms in Australia with links.

Extreme Heat (heatwave)

EMQ Heatwave     Queensland Government site explaining what heatwaves are.

EMA- Heatwaves in my backyard  - Overview of heatwaves in Australia

Extreme Cold (blizzard)

Blizzards  This site has great clear and detailed explanations of blizzards

11 facts about blizzards  Here are some fascinating things you may want to know about blizzards.

Lightning Strike

Kidstorm lightning  Explains how lightning is formed and has some good links at the bottom of the page.

How lightning works  This site includes a clear explanation and diagrams of what causes lightning

National Geographic Lightning Facts   This site has some really great things you may not know about lightning.

Tsunamis

Bureau of Meteorology    Joint Tsunami Warning Centre with extensive information.

NOAA : Tsunami    Extensive information and links.

Volcanoes

Weatherwizkids   This site has clear explanations, diagrams and links to many extreme weather hazards.

Sciencekids  Basic overview of facts.

Volcanoes fast facts  Overview with pictures and information on recent eruptions.

Earthquakes

Geoscience  Extensive information with links including other hazards.

USGS : Earthquake hazards program  -Real-time and historical information on eruptions, facts and links.

Sciencekids  Overview with facts and links to Tsunamis

Earthquakefacts  Quick facts with links.

Bushfire (Wildfire)

Geoscience  Information on causes of bushfires, image gallery and links.

Bushfire Education  Overview with links on causes and other information on bushfires.

Clearly Explained : Bushfires   Extensive information on all areas of bushfire, with links and video clips.

Rock Falls

National Park Service : Rock falls  Information on causes and effect of falls in the Yosemite National Park (USA)

Geonami - Overview of causes and prevention of falls.

Land slides

Geoscience : What causes landslides  Overview with diagrams and links that include other hazards

How stuff works : Landslides  Overview with diagrams and links to other hazards.

UWEC : Landslides  Overview with links.

Avalanches

CBC News : What causes avalanches  Overview with links.

NDA : Avalanches  Information on causes, types and history. Links to other hazards.

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com.au/environment/natural-disasters/avalanche-profile/

National Geographic : Avalanches  Overview with links.

Coastal erosion

SBS : Coastal erosion and Australia   Article on Government report into the effects of climate change on coastal regions in Australia with video clip.

Coastal watch  Impact of coastal erosion in Australia with photos.

Oz coasts  Information with diagrams, photos and links.

Scientific American : Beach erosion  Overview.

Extreme Hazards

Geocience - This site has information on all aspects of hazards.

Weather Wiz Kids Weather: Weather Wiz Kids  This is a very useful website for extreme hazards as it has information on a wide range of major weather events, including wild fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and lightning.

Bureau of Meteorology : Climate change   Tracks Australia's climate and severe weather season, also has links.

 b) Find 2 news articles or photos of this extreme weather event that are happening now, or are recent (since 2007) in Australia or anywhere around the world. i.e.  find news articles relating to the snow storm in Buffalo, New York .

BBC : Natural disasters    This site has information and video clips on a range of natural disasters, including current events.

ABC website  Do a search for your weather event to get a list of  news articles and  photos of times and places where your weather event took place.

News.com.au  This site finds you newspaper articles from papers all over Australia. Do a search for your weather event to get a list of news articles and  photos of times and places where your weather event took place.

This site finds you newspaper articles from papers all over Australia. Do a search for your weather event to get a list of news articles and  photos of times and places where your weather event took place.Australian Severe weather

If you use an image from this site you need to acknowledge the photographers' name and their website http://www.australiasevereweather.com/

 

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