AQA Geography A Unit 1 Ice On Land Case Studies

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South Cascade Glacier, Washington - case study
Retreating glacier
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South Cascade Glacier, Washington - what has happened?
Declined by 50% in the last 50 years, faster decline in the last 20 years due to warmer and drier climates in the Northwest pacific, volume of water has decreased by 0.12km3 in 50 years
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Chamonix - case study
Tourism in Alpine areas
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Chamonix - location
Eastern valley, at the foot of Mont Blanc
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Chamonix - what does it have?
5 million visitors per year, 6 ski areas, 350km hiking trails
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Chamonix - impacts
2,500 people work as seasonal workers each year, turnover of €50m, higher risk of avalanches (one in 1999 killed 12 people), congestion and pollution increase
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Chamonix - managing tourism
System of avalanche barriers maintained, snow canons to provide a sufficient amount of snow, free public transport provided for tourists, some hotels installing solar panels, low emission buses used
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Declined by 50% in the last 50 years, faster decline in the last 20 years due to warmer and drier climates in the Northwest pacific, volume of water has decreased by 0.12km3 in 50 years

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South Cascade Glacier, Washington - what has happened?

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Tourism in Alpine areas

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Eastern valley, at the foot of Mont Blanc

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5 million visitors per year, 6 ski areas, 350km hiking trails

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