a)Explain what causes this sort of weather event (100-200 words). ie what causes floods?
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 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.
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
About education Information on causes, types, prevention and prediction of droughts, with links.
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.
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.
Bureau of Meteorology Joint Tsunami Warning Centre with extensive information.
NOAA : Tsunami Extensive information and links.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CBC News : What causes avalanches Overview with links.
NDA : Avalanches Information on causes, types and history. Links to other hazards.
National Geographic : Avalanches Overview with links.
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.
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
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