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Climatic Hazards

When did Hurrican Katrina occur? 29th August 2005
Which city did Hurricane Katrina affect most? New Orleans
Name 3 physical impacts Hurricane Katrina caused? Storm surges, rainfall, strong winds and tornadoes
What is the still centre of a tropical storm called? Eye
What's a sudden and severe flood due to heavy rain called? Flash flood
What's an unusually high tide, associated with areas of low pressure and on-shore winds called? Storm surges
What's rainfall which has become acidic due to air pollution from burning fuels called? Acid rain
What's a long continuous period without rain called? Drought
What are atmospheric gases that prevent heat escaping out of space called? Greenhouse Effect
What is the gradual increase of the Earth's temperature, which may be caused by an increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere called? Global Warming
Created by: miay