Activity: Tornado rotation

Dr Helen Czerski explains what creates the rotation of a tornado

Word Bank

rotation •  wind direction • wind shear • updraft • supercell

While you watch

As you watch the clip, note down the following:

  • Three factors that contribute to the rotation of a tornado
  • Two important things that Dr Helen Czerski says are not visible in the clip
  • One question you would like to know the answer to, based on the clip

Quiz Time

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Exam-style question

Explain how wind direction causes the rotation of a tropical storm.

Curriculum Connection

Geography | Natural hazards | Tropical storms | Formation of a tropical storm

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