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Climatic Hazards

geography, weather, hazards

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3 A localised, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.
5 Is a naturally occurring event that might have a negative effect on people or the environment
9 the presence in or introduction into the air of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects.
10 A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
11 A violent squall or whirlwind of small extent, as one of those occurring during the summer on the west coast of Africa.
12 A storm with thunder and lightning and typically also heavy rain or hail.
13 a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
15 a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.
1 the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.
2 pellets of frozen rain which fall in showers from cumulonimbus clouds.
3 Humid or muggy conditions, which add to the discomfort of high temperatures, occur when a 'dome' of high atmospheric pressure traps hazy, damp air near the ground.
4 atmospheric water vapour frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.
6 the condensed moisture of the atmosphere falling visibly in separate drops
7 the perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction.
8 a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface which obscures or restricts visibility
14 a danger or risk.
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