how tropical storms form


GCSE geography Flowchart on how tropical storms form, created by warwick pallister on 23/11/2016.
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Flowchart by warwick pallister, updated more than 1 year ago
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Created by warwick pallister almost 7 years ago

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  • A strong upward movement of air draws water vapour up from the surface of a warm ocean
  • this evaporated air cools as it rises and condenses to form a towering thunderstorm clouds
  • As the air condenses it releases heat which powers the storm and draws up more and more water from the ocean
  • several smaller thunderstorms join together to form s giant spinning storm. when the surface winds reach an average of 120km per hour(75 miles per hour) it is officially a tropical storm
  • the storm now develops an eye at its centre where air descends rapidly. The outer edge of the eye is the eyeball share the most intense weather conditions are.
  • as the storm is carried across the ocean by prevailing winds it gathers strength
  • on reaching land the storms energy supply(the water)is cut off.friction with land also slows and weakens it .
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