Geography physicall paper 1 case studies and physical landscapes

its a number 1 pack for revsion, i have used most geographicalterminoglgy

and based all the work on aqa physicall paper 1 case studies and river forms

its a full description abouthow everyhting is formed and for the top marks please use it and let me know how you found it.

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Tsunami 2004 (earthquake)
· It took place on a compressional boundary, with the Burma
(oceanic) and Indian Plate (continental). The heat and friction in the
subduction zone released the pressure into the earthquake.
· US$ 9 billion needed for aid alone
· Epicentre was in west coast of Sumatra
· More than 11 countries were involved in the Tsunami
· 20 000 people died (2nd deadliest quake)
· 600 000 people were homeless
· 100 000 people killed by fire
· 16 000 injuries
· Shanty type camps caused diseases e.g. contaminated water and
diarrhoea and more causes of death.…read more

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Mississippi (floods MEDC)
· It was caused due to snow melting and levees not high enough.
· 28 people died
· US$ 20 billion spent of repairs and damages
· 15,000 people evacuated
· 36 000 homeless
· Problems were that levees were not well developed
· Meanders and channels were straightened and this made it worse
· Arguments of people not having the right to settle in flood plains as it
causes surface run off rather than infiltration
· Later everything was developed in terms of levees
· There was not much electricity as it had collapsed
· Area affected was larger than the UK…read more

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Bangladesh (floods LEDC)
· Physical cause was due to snow melting in spring from Himalayas
into the River Ganges.
· A lot of rainfall is normal in Bangladesh of up to 2000mm during
· Human cause was deforestation as population grew more land
required for people to live on, this reduced infiltration and caused
surface run off.
· Another human cause was the Farakka dam built in 1971 caused
flooding rather than preventing
· Rice crops were destroyed, taking away lively hoods
· 760 people died
· A half of Bangladesh was flooded, however majority is a flood plain
and 1 metre above sea level…read more

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Bangladesh (floods LEDC)
· Roads and bridges destroyed
· Faced problems with communication
· Providing shelter and food and drink was hard
· Over 1 million children were malnutrition
· US$ 2-3 billion alone needed for re-building
· Emergency food and drink had to be supplied until next years
harvest.…read more

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Mount Pinatubo (volcanic)
· About 800 people died, 600 through diseases,100 through eruption
and 100 through suffocated lahars
· 200 000 homes, building destroyed
· Electricity caused fires across cities
· 58 000 people evacuated which of 15 000 were nearby the eruption
· Caused by Eurasian and Philippines plate on a compressional plate
· 70,000 homes damages
· 6,000 destroyed
· 100 000 people homeless
· Over 1 million animals died due to contaminated water and diseases…read more

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