TROPICAL CYCLONE which affected Madagascar: Geography Research paper, UoJ




TROPICAL CYCLONE which affected Madagascar: Geography Research paper, UoJ

UniversityUniversity of Johannesburg(UoJ)


You must choose a recent TROPICAL CYCLONE which affected Madagascar, Mozambique, or the Northern regions of South Africa.

Cyclone to be researched: TROPICAL CYCLONE ELOISE and the impact on  MOZAMBIQUE

STEP ONE: HYPOTHESIS (see guidelines and specifications)

Develop a suitable hypothesis that you would like to research regarding the impact of tropical cyclones on the HUMAN and ENVIRONMENTAL area you choose to study.

Development of hypothesis testing in the Geography FET:

  • choose an area, for example, Mozambique, where a geographical statement can be made
  • during this stage, a Geographical statement MUST ask the following
  • Where it is
  • What it is
  • How ought it to be
  • Human impacts


Provide a map of the chosen study area. During this stage, a buffer zone around the area where the geographical problem exists NEEDS to be clearly indicated. The map should have a clear legend/key and must be drawn to scale. The scale must be indicated on the map. If the map used covers a wider area, buffer zones around the area of study should be created. The map used should be the most recent map of the study area.

STEP 3: BACKGROUND INFORMATION (see guidelines and specifications)Identify on the map where in Africa the study area is located (this can be indicated on the map) The background information should include the following:

  • description of the study area in terms of exact position (degrees, minutes, and seconds)
  • relevant information about the area, for example, the population or climate of the area.
  • provide media sources (news/magazines/internet)

STEP FOUR: METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION (see guidelines and specifications)

Secondary data sources (collect as many relevant articles to help you analyze your hypothesis)

  • Google maps, satellite images
  • Newspaper articles
  • Government department articles
  • Books
  • Internet

STEP FIVE: ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF DATA (see guidelines and specifications)

Use the secondary data to analyze and synthesize the material. Please make sure you are using a reference system so that you are not plagiarising (note the source correctly in your bibliography)

  • Collected data should now be formulated to form a discussion around the existing geographical problem.
  • Represent information graphically (creatively) where necessary, for example, graphs, sketches, or photographs.
  • Graphic information should be analyzed during this stage.
  • LABLE all information to make it relevant to your argument.

STEP SIX: RECOMMENDATIONS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (see guidelines and specifications)

Make recommendations to solve the geographical problem in question. Present original and realistic opinions as far as possible (use the resources collected to help you formulate opinions as to the argument that you are trying to accept or reject)