CCEA Geography Paper 1 Casestudy Factfiles

These are my casestudy factfiles. These casestudies are only valid until the 2010 GCSE period, so if you're taking Geography with CCEA in 2011, DO NOT USE THESE. If you're taking it in 2010, they will be a useful way to breakdown your revision.

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CCEA GCSE
Geography




[PAPER 1 CASETUDY
FACTFILES]
This document contains all of the casestudies within Themes A, B and C for Paper 1 of CCEA GCSE
Geography

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Impacts of Climate on Farming- East
Anglia, UK


·Arable- growing crops such as wheat,
Type barley and potatoes.


·Summers warm: <15C

Climate ·Winters cold: >4C Frosts
·Low rainfall: 650mm

·Low rainfall suits crops
Positves ·Warm summers help crops ripen- 6.5 hrs
sunshine in…

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Impacts of Climate on Farming- Orgiva,
Spain

Type ·Traditional Hill Farming of olives and grapes and sheep and goats
·Irrigation means they can grow citrus fruit and vegetabes.




·Summers hot, 25C
Climate ·Winters mild 10C
·Low rainfall- 450mm all year. >5mm in summer…

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An Earthquake event in an MEDC
Location Duration
Kobe, Japan 20 seconds

Time Causes
5.46am on the 17th Jan 1995 Kobe lies near the destructive plate boundary
where the Eurasian, Philippine and Pacific
Magnitude plates meet. The two oceanic plates, the Pacific
7.2…

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Long Term Impacts




Environment · Most commercial buildings were
repaired or replaced to higher
safety standards




Society
· Even in 1999 some families were
still living in temporary
accomodation
· Gaps in society- elderly.
· Some unable to return to normal
function because…

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warehouses. that liquefaction could not occur.



A River Management Scheme at the
National Level- the Mississippi
Tributaries Location
Ohio The Mississippi drains around a third of the USA
Tennessee and a small part of Canada
Missouri
Size
Arkansas 1.6 million square miles. 18…

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Impacts of flooding




Impacts on the
·Positives
·Flooding fertilises land with alluvium (Loess
soil)
Environment
·Flat land is easy to build on ·Positives
·Gentle Slope easy for river transport ·Marsh areas get fresh water
·Negatives ·Lots of wildlife because of this
·Some businesses…

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Limestone Landscapes, The Burren, Co.
Clare
Location:
The Burren, NW Co. Clare Attributes:
Largest Carboniferous landscape (Karst
Size: landscape) in Europe
360km2 of gentle sloping plateau


Features and Formation
Swallow Holes
Rivers flow from impermeable rocks to limestone. The carbon dioxide dissolved into…

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Human Pressures
Causes Impacts Groups Response
Tourism (Centre in Erosion, Picking wild Tourists, Fenced paths, visitor
Mullaghmore) flowers (Spring Environmentalists want centre to educate
Gentian), Litter to protect the people.
limestone.
Farmers don't like
tourists in their land
Potholing Erosion Pot holers want…

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Small Scale Ecosystem in Northern
Ireland- Big Wood Nature Reserve
Location
Belvoir Park, Belfast

Forest Type
Predominantly Deciduous

Climate
Northern Irish Climate. However, there is a large range, with the mountains having 1600mm/year
precipitation and the east coast having 800mm/year precipitation. The average…

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