What are the main causes of a tropical storm and why do they die?

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  • Name: What are the main causes of a tropical storm and why do they die?
  • Code: G.4.9.TS.2
  • Specification Reference: 1.4
  • Keywords: low pressure, trade winds, tropics, saffir-simpson scale
  • Objectives: 1. To understand the main causes of tropical storms in source areas 2. To be able to describe the reasons why some tropical storms intensify and dissipate 3. To be able explain how tropical storms are measured 
  • Competency: To understand the main causes of tropical storms in source areas
  • Proficiency: To be able to describe the reasons why some tropical storms intensify and dissipate
  • Mastery: To be able to explain how tropical storms are measured

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