A2 Possible Essay Questions For Weather And Climate

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Attached is list of essay questions for both tectonics and weather and
climate. Try to do the following things:
For each title you should try to de-code the title and make sure you
understand what you should write.
Write and introduction and conclusion to each one
Write a detailed plan for each one
Practice writing particular paragraphs.
Draw titles from a hat ( 1 weather and climate and 1 tectonics) and decide
which would be the best one to write
Write essays; take your time make it perfect.
Write essays in time conditions
Get what you have done marked and then re-write or add to your answer.
TECTONICS
1. Volcanic and seismic events are major factors towards proving that plate tectonics
theory is valid. Discuss the extent to which you agree with the statement
2. `The extent to which volcanic processes represent hazards depends on where and
when they occur'. Discuss this statement.
3. `The world distribution of population is as important as the world distribution of
areas of tectonic activity in predicting the hazards of volcanic activity'. Discuss this
statement
4. `The extent to which tectonic processes represent hazards depends on when and
where they are experienced'. Discuss this statement.
5. The hazards presented by earthquakes and volcanic activity have the greatest impact
on the poorest members of the world's population.
6. To what extent do you agree with the view that the hazards resulting from
earthquakes and volcanic activity cannot be managed but merely adapted to.
7. To what extent do you agree with the view that the hazards resulting from volcanic
activity have to be adapted to rather than managed.
8. To what extent are the eruption style and morphology of volcanoes related?

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With reference to two volcanic events you have studied from contrasting areas of
the world, compare the ways in which the volcanic hazards and their impacts have
been managed.
10. The benefits of volcanic activity outweigh the costs. Discuss
11. Preparedness rather than prediction are the most effective way of dealing with
seismic and tectonic events.
12. Discuss the view that the impact of volcanoes depends more on physical than human
factors.
13. The nature of tsunami damage varies considerably between areas.…read more

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Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement. (40 marks)
27. The extent to which tectonic processes represent hazards depends on when and
where they are experienced." Discuss this statement. 40
28. Discuss the view that the impact of earthquake hazards depends primarily on human
factors. 40
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
1. Climate change is now inevitable and must be adapted to rather that mitigated. Discuss the extent
that you agree with this statement.
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Critically evaluate the possible causes and possible effects of the phenomenon
known as global warming
18.
`Urban areas have a significant impact on climatic characteristics'. Discuss this
statement
19.
`Britain's weather changes according to the wind'. Discus the validity of this
statement
With reference to one example, discuss the occurrence of storm events, their
impact and responses made
20.…read more

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