What are the key characteristics of a tropical cyclone and where do they form?  

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  • Name: What are the key characteristics of a tropical cyclone and where do they form?  
  • Code: G.4.9.TS.1
  • Specification Reference: 1.4
  • Keywords: Track, cyclone, hurricane, tropical storm, typhoons, tropics
  • Objectives: 1. To know the 3 names of tropical storms, the conditions that are needed for their formation  2. To be able to identify a tropical storm on a satellite image and be able to describe a hurricane track 3. To  be able to explain the movement of tropical storms using GIS 
  • Competency: To know the names of tropical storms and the conditions that are needed for their formation
  • Proficiency: To be able to identify a tropical storm on a satellite image and be able to describe a hurricane track
  • Mastery: To be able to explain the movement of tropical storms using GIS

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