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HKO launches "A Tour of Tropical Cyclones" e-book for children
     The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) launched the Chinese version of an e-book titled "A Tour of Tropical Cyclones" today (June 10), to deepen children's understanding of tropical cyclones and to raise their awareness of disaster preparedness and response. The HKO plans to launch the English version of the e-book later this year.
     Contents of the e-book include the classification and naming of tropical cyclones, information on local historical typhoons, the meaning of warning signals, storm structure, methods of monitoring and forecasting tropical cyclones, as well as the associated hazards and precautionary measures. In addition to multimedia information, the e-book is also linked to relevant online educational resources and "Cool Met Stuff" videos of the HKO. The infographics in the e-book were jointly designed by the HKO and its former intern for the first time. While the e-book's main target audiences are children, its contents are also suitable for other readers.
     The desktop and mobile versions of the Chinese version of the e-book are now available. Members of the public may browse the e-book at the "Educational Resources" page (www.hko.gov.hk/en/education/edu.htm) and the "Tropical Cyclone" page (www.hko.gov.hk/en/informtc/tcMain.htm) of the HKO's website; or the "Educational Resources" section of the mobile application "MyObservatory".
Ends/Thursday, June 10, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:30
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