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Here are your weekly geography links for the week ending….. 26th October 2014

  • The first autumnal storm swept across the British Isles earlier this week. The remnants of Hurricane Ganzalo overturned lorries and brought down tress. Find out why it wasn’t a hurricane here
synoptic chart displaying frontal systems over the British Isles during the 21st October 2014. Source:www.mwis.org.uk
synoptic chart displaying frontal systems over the British Isles during the 21st October 2014. Source:www.mwis.org.uk

Synoptic charts such as the one above convey detailed meteorological information about the current and forthcoming weather. When the Isobars (lines on the map like contours) are packed close together, it means it will be windy. Lots of isobars very close together like the map above mean very windy!

You can see real time wind and weather at this very cool website called EarthWind map. 

 

  • We looked at global networks and how parts of Africa and be ‘switched off’ from globalisation. This infographic suggests the continent is more connected than we thought

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  • Continuing on the continent theme…..
    What’s the biggest threat to people living in Africa? It’s not Ebola:

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