3 Hazardous environments

These are KEYWORDS which you should use wherever possible

aid Help given by more wealthy nations (HICs) to less well-off nations (LICs), mainly to encourage development.
earthquake A sudden or violent movement within the Earth’s crust followed by a series of shocks.
hazard A natural event (for example earthquake, flood, landslide, volcanic eruption) that threatens or causes damage, destruction and death.
risk assessment Judging the amount of damage an area might expect from any given hazard.
tectonic plate A rigid segment of the Earth’s crust which can ‘float’ across the heavier, semi-molten rock below. Continental plates are less dense, but thicker than oceanic plates. Movement occurs.
tropical storm (or cyclone) An area of low pressure with winds moving in a spiral around the calm central point called the eye of the storm. Winds are powerful and rain heavy.
volcano An opening in the Earth’s crust out of which lava, ash and gases erupt.

Thanks Rich! - great PP/video at all levels

Key questions
1. What are the different types of hazard?
2. What are the characteristics, distribution and causes of tropical storms?
3. What are the characteristics, distribution and causes of volcanoes and earthquakes?
4. How do you measure and record weather conditions? Also Assignment notes
5. How do we measure the size of natural disasters?
6. What are the short term and long term impacts of natural disasters? ( comparative case study of tropical storm in LIC and HIC)
7. Why do people live in hazardous areas?
8. How can hazardous events be managed before and after the events?
9. What can be done in response to hazardous events in the short-term and in the long term? ( Case study of one tectonic event and one tropical storm – one in an LIC and one on an HIC)
Link to Haiti/Wilma page
10. How can we find out about recent hazardous events?
11. Good links and revision