banglasdesh

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  • Created on: 24-03-19 13:51
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  • Bangladesh
    • human causes
      • worlds most densely populated country
      • 46% of population live less than 10 metres above sea level
      • removing vegetation
        • 70% of mangrove-forested coastline is reterting 200metres/yr due to erosion
          • improves water quality by filtering out pollutants
          • asorb and disperse tidal surges
        • to grow shrimp farms
        • physical causes
          • lies on 3 major floodplaines e.g. Ganges
    • physical causes
      • lies on 3 major floodplaines e.g. Ganges
    • impacts
      • high winds and floods damaged infrastructures
        • impacted aid
      • electricity and comms destroyed
  • storm surges
    • changes in sea level caused by intense low-pressure systems - depressions and tropical cyclones
      • rise in sea level intensified in areas where the coastline is funnel shaped
    • Bangladesh
      • human causes
        • worlds most densely populated country
        • 46% of population live less than 10 metres above sea level
        • removing vegetation
          • 70% of mangrove-forested coastline is reterting 200metres/yr due to erosion
            • improves water quality by filtering out pollutants
            • asorb and disperse tidal surges
          • to grow shrimp farms
      • impacts
        • high winds and floods damaged infrastructures
          • impacted aid
        • electricity and comms destroyed
  • adaptation
    • Sri Lanka - mangrove protection scheme
      • only 2 people died in the prtected areas while 6000 died in non mangrove areas
      • loans given to villagers in excange for magrove protection

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