Introduction To Hazards
A natural event becomes a hazard in a populated place. Hazards can be human or manmade and have an adverse impact on a places population, economy or environment.
- Climatic (tropical storms, tornadoes, depressions, anticyclones, acid rain, global warming)
- Earth (volcanoes, earthquakes, mass movement, flooding)
Hazard Event Profiling:
- Speed of onset
- Areal extent
See: Degg's Model of defining hazards and disasters