What is Myanmar like?• Using the tables in the atlas, compareMyanmar with the USA• Think about– Illiteracy rate– GDP per capita– HDI (Human Development Index)– Any other data you think is useful when thinkingabout the effect of a tropical storm
Get an atlas• Describe Myanmar’s location – 5 minutes– The UK is an island approx. 1000 miles from northto south. It is surrounded by the North Sea to theeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and theEnglish channel to the south. It’s closest point tothe European continent is at the strait of Doverwhere it is just 30 miles from France• Use the section on pg 138 titled ‘Myanmar’, tomake notes on the country. You must includefigures – 7 minutesThis is the kindof detail I want.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c94gUE-naZ8&feature=channel• Effects 2 mins 30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1J_9xCXgxI&feature=related• Aid issue 1 min 35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdpegtxvAw• Nargis one year on 5 mins 8
CASE STUDY: Cyclone LEDC, Cyclone NargisLocation MapMyanmar – Background Information
CASE STUDY: Cyclone LEDC, Cyclone NargisEffects of the stormAid and Response to Cyclone Nargis Links to thesyllabus
HOMEWORK• Complete Nargis case study card if not done –this is your responsibility and you can feel happy it will be inyour folder ready to revise.• Revise hurricanes and case studies for CAP 2on Friday 2nd Dec
Exam Practice• Name a type of climatic hazard and thelocation it took place• Explain the natural processes that caused thisevent and how humans were affected.
Example A• Hurrcane katrina, America• Hurricanes form where the sea is warm andair is rising to from clouds. These clouds thenstart to spin and form strong winds and makelots of precipitation. Humans were affectedcos there homes knocked down, trees fell overand roads were destroyed. There was lots offlooding.
Example B• Hurricane Katrina, USA• For a hurricane to form the sea temperature has to reach 27C.This means that warm air containing water vapour starts torise and forms clouds. Strong winds rush in to replace therising air and the hurricane starts to spin. It travelled acrossthe ocean and hit New Orleans. Humans were affectedbecause the levees broke and flood water rushed into the city.Many of the people that could not escape the city were thepoor, black communities. There was a lot of looting and manywere forced to go to the superbowl for shelter. This meantthey were sharing facilities with thousands of other people.Some took days to get fresh water and be rescued from theirhomes.
Example C• Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, USA.• This hurricane formed in the Atlantic Ocean just to the east of theBahamas. The water temperatures were over 27C and warm airand water vapour started rising very rapidly, condensing andforming bands of clouds. This created an area of low pressure andstrong winds rushed in to replace the rising air. The hurricanestarted spinning anti clockwise because of the coreolis effect andtravelled west across the Gulf of Mexico. When it made landfall inNew Orleans on 29th August 2005, 1.2 million people had beenevacuated. The people most affected were the poor blackcommunities, who were too poor to escape or had no transport.The 250 mm of heavy rain meant that the levees on the Mississippibreached in 53 places and flooded 80% of the city. 1836 died andmany bodies were left floating in the water. 10,000 were madehomeless and were forced to stay in the Superdome, sharing withthousands of others. Roads were impassable and this meant thatpeople could only be rescued by helicopter. They could not call forhelp as 3 million people lost electricity supplies.
Exam Practice• Name a type of climatic hazard and thelocation it took place• Explain the natural processes that caused thisevent and how humans activities affected theimpact of the natural hazard.
Tropical Storm comparisonKatrina vs NargisPut the statements into the correct places.Arrange them whether you think they are similarities ordifferences.Discuss as a class.
Tropical Storm comparisonKatrina vs NargisFor each of the differences, you must note downwhat they are for both Katrina and Nargis.E.g.• Development of country• Hurricane Katrina (USA) = MEDC• Cyclone Nargis (Myanmar) = LEDC
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