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11 Facts About Hurricane Sandy. A Level & IB Study Notes: Hazards. 253D2F36FEE74BA4D18F8BD85A10FC8A. Hazard Models - The Park Model. How has the landscape developed along the coastline between Prawle Point & Start Bay in Devon? - GCSE Geography. Extracts from this document...

How has the landscape developed along the coastline between Prawle Point & Start Bay in Devon? - GCSE Geography

Introduction How has the landscape developed along the coastline between Prawle Point & Start Bay in Devon? Introduction During my trip to Devon, I stayed at Slapton village, where I hiked and observed different points of Devon's coast such as Gammon Head, Prawle point, Lange stone point, sharper's head, start point, hall sands ect..., and analysed how the physical and human processes have changed the landscape along the coastline between prawle point, and Start Bay. Typhoon Haiyan - Mindmap in GCSE Geography. Coolgeography - GCSE - NH - Typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines consists of a group of islands in the South China Sea.

Coolgeography - GCSE - NH - Typhoon Haiyan

The country regularly suffers from large typhoons that move in from the south west every year during the tropical storm season. This case study is about Typhoon Haiyan, which is unofficially the fourth most intense tropical cyclone ever observed. Facts about the Philippines & UK (from CIA Fact book 2014) The Holderness coastline. Geology The geology runs in bands, with a chalk layer at Flamborough in the North, Boulder clay or till (laid down in the last ice age) south of that and finally river deposits in the Humber Estuary.

The Holderness coastline

Because the clay is an unconsolidated WEAK mass of clay particles and boulders it erodes more rapidly than the more resistant rock of chalk in the north. GCSE Bitesize: Case study: coastal management in Holderness. Sea Level Change. <div class="crappy-browser-warning-box"><p>You seem to have disabled JavaScript.

Sea Level Change

You should really enable it for this site but <i>most</i> things should work without it. </p></div> The sea level has and continues to fluctuate greatly throughout time. On a day to day basis, the sea level changes according to the tide but the sea level also changes on a much grander time scale too. These changes in sea level are normally caused by ice ages or other major global events. Sample Chapter Dynamic landscapes Tectonic processes and hazards. Hjulstrom Curve by Alex Champion on Prezi. Effects of Urban Development on Floods. U.S.

Effects of Urban Development on Floods

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Fact Sheet 076-03 By C. P. Konrad Over the past century, the United States has become an increasingly urban society. The changes in land use associated with urban development affect flooding in many ways. Removing vegetation and soil, grading the land surface, and constructing drainage networks increase runoff to streams from rainfall and snowmelt. Floodwalls along Willow Creek in Rosemont, Illinois. Geography AS Notes. Explicit cookie consent. Getty Images PICTURES of hunger usually show passive eyes and swollen bellies.

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The harvest fails because of war or strife; the onset of crisis is sudden and localised. Its burden falls on those already at the margin. Today's pictures are different. “This is a silent tsunami,” says Josette Sheeran of the World Food Programme, a United Nations agency. Famine traditionally means mass starvation. Roughly a billion people live on $1 a day. First find $700m Rich countries need to take the food problems as seriously as they take the credit crunch. The starting-point should be that rising food prices bear more heavily on some places than others. Weather Gone Wild.

Plate tectonics theory, convection currents and sea-floor spreading. Alfred Wegener, a German meteorologist born in 1880, developed the idea of continental drift.

Plate tectonics theory, convection currents and sea-floor spreading

He suggested that continents moved around the earth like giant rafts. Fellow scientists at the time thought the theory was ludicrous. He is now considered the father of the theory of plate tectonics. RE - Earthquake case studies - Ace Geography. Sign In - ClickView. Sign In - ClickView. Could A MegaTsunami Happen Soon ? DL Online - Login. GCSE Haiti development. Responses Many countries responded to appeals for aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel.

GCSE Haiti development

Communication systems, air, land, and sea transport facilities, hospitals, and electrical networks had been damaged by the earthquake, which slowed rescue and aid efforts. There was much confusion over who was in charge, air traffic congestion, and problems with prioritisation of flights further complicated early relief work.

Earthquake Case Study (Haiti – Poor) Location Haiti is a small island located in the Caribbean, South East of the USA and East of Cuba.

Earthquake Case Study (Haiti – Poor)

Its capital city is Port-au-Prince. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Causes The earthquake was caused by the North American Plate sliding past the Caribbean Plate at a conservative plate margin. What are Earthquakes? The shaking or trembling caused by the sudden release of energy after the shifting of tectonic plates Usually associated with faulting. - ppt download. Latest Earthquakes.

Difference Between Earthquake Focus and the Epicenter? There is a lot of terminology that can confuse geographic enthusiast.

Difference Between Earthquake Focus and the Epicenter?

Focus, Hypocenter, Epicenter? What does that exactly mean? When we spoke about seismic waves we mentioned that they originate from different areas. Earth's tectonic plates have doubled their speed. By Jeff Hecht (Image: Alex Mustard/ SO MUCH for slowing down as you age. Earth’s tectonic plates are moving faster now than at any point in the last 2 billion years, according to the latest study of plate movements. But the result is controversial, since previous work seemed to show the opposite. If true, the result could be explained by another surprising recent discovery: the presence of more water within Earth’s mantle than in all of the oceans combined. Earth's tectonic plates have doubled their speed. Causes of Tectonic Plate Movement. Types of volcanic eruptions - Wikipedia. Several types of volcanic eruptions—during which lava, tephra (ash, lapilli, volcanic bombs and blocks), and assorted gases are expelled from a volcanic vent or fissure—have been distinguished by volcanologists.

These are often named after famous volcanoes where that type of behavior has been observed. Some volcanoes may exhibit only one characteristic type of eruption during a period of activity, while others may display an entire sequence of types all in one eruptive series. There are three different types of eruptions.

Haiti faces famine and disease in aftermath of hurricane. Xinhua News Agency/REX/Shutterstock By Debora MacKenzie Haiti is bracing itself for a surge in starvation and disease after hurricane Matthew hit the west of the country on 4 October. Nearly 1000 people have been killed by the storm itself, but the death toll could rise sharply as the knock-on effects of the devastation take hold. In the country’s hard-hit southern peninsula, crops were destroyed, livestock swept away, and irrigation and fishing infrastructure damaged.

Haiti faces famine and disease in aftermath of hurricane. Sign In - ClickView. Iceland: Living with Volcanoes (Preview) GF554. Plate Tectonics and Hazards - The British Geographer. Plate tectonics. We can blame plate tectonics for many catastrophes over time – earthquakes, volcanoes, geothermal activity, tsunamis and landslides – while people living on mountain ranges or small islands can thank the work of plate tectonics for providing them with somewhere to live. So what are tectonic plates and how do they cause all this change? Earth Layers. This Robot Could Make Exploring Oceans Deeper, Faster, and Cheaper. Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank. Tsunami simulator recreates devastating waves for first time in a lab.

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