Edexcel AS Geography Unit 1 - Global Challenges (6GE01), Topic 1 (World at Risk), Section 3 - Global Hazard Patterns Revision

A detailed powerpoint covering:

  • Researching hazard risk in your local area
  • Shropshire example of local hazard risks
  • Geophysical hazard distribution
  • Conservative/Constructive/Destructive plate boundaries
  • Hotspots
  • Hydrometeorological hazard distribution
  • Tropical Cyclones
  • Exam Question
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Hazard Risk in Your Local
Area
· Looking at disaster hotspots shows that
some places are at more risk than others
· California suffers from multiple hazards,
but you need to think about places closer
to home
· In the exam, the examiners may ask you
about real or potential hazard risk in your
local area.…read more

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Hazard Risk in Your Local
Area
· You need to be able to talk about:
· Any past events that might have happened in
the area you live, e.g. Rivers that have
flooded
· Any likely future events that could happen,
e.g. Landslides caused by coastal erosion
· The impact of these events on people,
property and the environment…read more

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Hazard Risk in Your Local
Area
· Researching the history of hazard events
in your local area could be done by:
· Researching historic newspapers
· Searching online
· Interviewing older residents
· For my course, the local area picked with
hazard risk was Shropshire.
· The following slide will show the 4 main
hazards faced by this area…read more

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Shropshire - Flooding
· Shropshire experiences flooding from major
rivers such as the River Severn
· Between 1970 and 2000, flooding was
eliminated by catchment management in
the upper Severn (the building of Clyweddog
Dam and Melverley Washlands Basin)
· However, in 2007 there was a flash flood in
Tenbury wells, which resulted from
torrential rainfall of up to 15mm falling in 1
hour, with the towns drainage system being
blocked…read more

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Shropshire ­ Earthquakes
· Earthquakes in Shropshire range from 4
to 5 on the Richter Scale
· They result from movement along
historic fault lines, e.g. Church Stretton
· These minor earthquakes cause damage
to few a few buildings and occasional
minor injury but no deaths…read more

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