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1

What are the two types of predictions?

- Geostationary - Meteostat
- Polar Orbital - Metop

2

Explain Geostationary

- 36,000 km above earths surface
- Positioned above equator
- Are not as detailed
- Not as useful

3

Explain Polar Orbital

- 800km above earths surface
- Photos are detailed - High-resolution
- Used by NHC

4

How do you reduce impacts?

Preparing and Protecting

5

Give the 2 places study

Florida
Haiti

6

What are the Preparing of Florida?

- Evacuation - Lower death tolls
- Emergency Supplies ready

7

What are the Preparing of Haiti?

- Strongest building as a shelter
- Emergency Supplies
- Listen to Radio

8

What are the protection of Florida?

- Homes on Stilts to allow winds to pass under
- Storm Shutters to protect windows

9

What are the protection of Haiti?

- Attempt to secure windows
- Moor boats

10

What do isobars look like on high pressure?

Spaced out in intervals of 4mb

11

What do isobars look like on Low pressure?

Tightly packed in intervals of 4mb