Sunday, 4 May 2008

A cyclone hits Burma...death toll rising.



A tropical cyclone has killed more than 22,000 people in Burma and damaged thousands of buildings. Burma's military leaders have said they will accept external help, in a move that correspondents say could reflect the scale of the disaster.

How do hurricanes happen? Click here

Read the latest about the Burmese cyclone here

See pictures here.

7 comments:

Jack said...

Polar or Arctic cyclones are vast areas of low pressure. A polar cyclone is a low pressure weather system, usually spanning 1,000–2,000 kilometers, in which the air circulates in a counterclockwise direction in the northern hemisphere, and a clockwise direction in the southern. From JACK NEWELL 8LTP

Miss Smith said...
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Lydia said...

Cylcone is another word for hurricane. They start as tropical storms. Over warm waters near the equator. A cyclone is caused by tectonic and atmospheric conditions. Cyclones start as a low depression on the seas surface then build up and move inland, slowly breaking up. Thats why cyclones are found along the coast and not right inland. Cyclones are in categories just like hurricanes or typhoons.
Hurricanes grow stronger if the ocean is more than 79F. When the water gets cooler than 79F hurricanes slows down. When I read this page of info I went and looked up how they form. Lydia Smith 8LTP

Miss Smith said...

Thanks Lydia. I may ask you again how they are formed in tomorrow's lesson. See if you can remember ;)

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Rachel said...

A cyclone is another word for hurricane. They start as storms moving over warm waters near the equator. Cyclones start as a low depression on the seas surface. They then build up and move towards land and slowly break. Hurricanes grow stronger if the ocean is more than 79F, if the ocean becomes less than 79F the hurricane will slow down! Rachel Noel 8LTP