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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Australia's worst disasters by Malcolm Brown
Call Number: 904.994 BRO
Publication Date: 2002
Australia's history has been punctuated by incidents of disaster and tragedy that have shocked us all. Sometimes warning signs were not read (or were ignored); sometimes human error was to blame. These graphic and compelling accounts by veteran journalist Malcolm Brown and other award-winning journalists tell us far more than simply what happened.
Australia's natural disasters by Richard Whitaker
Call Number: 363.340994 WHI
Publication Date: 2006
Tells many stories of the devestation that nature has wreaked on our wild country. From the agonies of droughts and floods to the shocks of earthquakes and bushfires, Australia is a country famed as much for its ferocious natural hazards as for its rich environment.
Natural hazards by David Chapman
Call Number: 363.34 CHA
Publication Date: 1995
In the twentieth century, the disastrous effects of natural hazards have increased, reflecting the substantial growth in world population, the vulnerability of marginal groups, and the mismanagement of the environment. This book provides potential answers to the questions concerning natural disaster preparedness and management.
It's one of, if not, the strongest storm ever recorded on the planet. Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines with winds touching 235 miles per hour. Trace looks at how this typhoon differs from hurricanes and what ingredients combined to create such a monster.
This explains the phenomena also known as a cyclone with six conditions required for formation: warm sea surface temperatures, atmospheric instability, high humidity in the lower to middle levels of the troposphere. One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded called "Haiyan" devastated Southeast Asia, primarily the Philippines, with the loss of 7,500 people on November 3, 2013.
The National Geographic magazine website has excellent photographic representations of recent disasters as well as facts, text and video information. Topics include hurricanes, lightning, wildfires, avalanches, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, and volcanoes.
The Guardian newspaper's pages devoted to natural disasters and extreme weather conditions feature current news reports about the world's earthquakes, floods, fires and other weather events. With commentary on related blogs, videos and links to interactives on volcanoes and earthquakes, and features on the 2006 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, this is a useful resource for the geography classroom.
The Global Education website provides information about natural disasters around the world: whether caused by climate (e.g. drought, flood, cyclone) and geology (e.g. earthquake, volcano, tidal wave, landslide, tsunami) or human impact on the environment (e.g. pollution, deforestation, desertification, pest infestation).
Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters
Several atmospheric ingredients must come together to favor the formation of a typhoon. Since a typhoon is just another term for hurricane, the same conditions apply for both. There are perhaps seven atmospheric conditions which, if met, could cause a typhoon to form.
Typhoons are the same weather phenomenon as hurricanes, and both called tropical cyclones. In the western Pacific they are called typhoons, while in the eastern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans they are called hurricanes.
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Tropical cyclones—intense circular storms that originate over tropical oceans—are called typhoons when they occur in the western North Pacific Ocean around the Philippines, Japan, and China
Bureau of Meterology
In Australia we call these large-scale storms tropical cyclones. In the USA they talk of hurricanes and in Asia, typhoons.