AS Geography unit 1 revision notes

Unit 1
-Going global (Globalisation+Global Groupings+Roots+World cities+Case studies)
-World at risk(Global hazards+Climate change+ Case studies)

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Hazards
Natural hazard- natural event or process which affects people(
causing loss of life or injury, economic damage, etc.)
Hydro Meteorological: -caused by running water and its processes(hydro) and those associated
with or caused by weather patterns.
· floods
· hurricanes(tropical cyclones)
· blizzards
· drought
· bushfires
· sand…

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· rock falls

Disaster risk equation O Risk (R) ­ the probability of a hazard event occurring
and
creating loss of lives and livelihoods O Vulnerability (V) ­ how exposed an
individual or an area may
be. The tendency of a place, group or society to incur losses to hazards…

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The risks are getting worse in some countries because:
1. the frequency is increasing with climate change. 2. Vulnerability is
increasing as a result of unsustainable development
leading to poor land use and environmental degradation. 3. The
capacity to cope is decreasing owing to poverty and
urbanisation. Risk are lower…

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AS Geography unit 1 revision notes

Unit 1
-Going global (Globalisation+Global Groupings+Roots+World cities+Case studies)
-World at risk(Global hazards+Climate change+ Case studies)

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  • Created on: 16-04-15 17:45

Pages in this set

Page 1

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Page 2

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Geography

Page 3

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Page 4

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Unit 1
World at Risk

Page 5

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Page 6

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Hazards
Natural hazard- natural event or process which affects people(
causing loss of life or injury, economic damage, etc.)
Hydro Meteorological: -caused by running water and its processes(hydro) and those associated
with or caused by weather patterns.
· floods
· hurricanes(tropical cyclones)
· blizzards
· drought
· bushfires
· sand…

Page 7

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· rock falls

Disaster risk equation O Risk (R) ­ the probability of a hazard event occurring
and
creating loss of lives and livelihoods O Vulnerability (V) ­ how exposed an
individual or an area may
be. The tendency of a place, group or society to incur losses to hazards…

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The risks are getting worse in some countries because:
1. the frequency is increasing with climate change. 2. Vulnerability is
increasing as a result of unsustainable development
leading to poor land use and environmental degradation. 3. The
capacity to cope is decreasing owing to poverty and
urbanisation. Risk are lower…

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