EPSC 185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Bhola District, Coastal Erosion, Subsidence

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Topic 1: tropical cyclones/hurricanes/typhoons: deadliest tropical cyclones: Out of the 20 deadliest tropical cyclones, 14 have occurred in south asia (india, Bangladesh is an extremely vulnerable place: it has a great, dense population. It is also located 1m below sea level (thus making any small storm and huge problem) Deadliest storm in atlantic basic: 1780, 22000 deaths. Deadliest us storm: galveston hurricane: 1900, 8000 deaths. Out of the 10 deadliest storms, only 1 has occurred since 1957: katrina, 1900 deaths. Canada: about 4 hurricanes impact atlantic canada in any given year. Deadliest hurricane in canada: newfoundland coast 1775 4000 deaths: economic impact. Cost of severe coastal erosion: definition: Tropical cyclone: warm-core, low pressure system without any front attached, that develops over the tropical or subtropical waters, and has an organized circulation with winds of at least 120 kph. Depending upon location, tropical cyclones have different names around the world:

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