AS Geography Hazards Keywords

Hazard
A perceived natural event which has the potential to threaten both life and property
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Multiple Hazards
Where a region suffers from a number of different natural or man-made hazards which make life difficult for people living there
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Context Hazard
Widespread (global) threat due to environmental factors such as climate change e.g. Global warming, El Nino
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Geophysical Hazard
A hazard formed by tectonic/geological processes (Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis)
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Hydro-Meteorological Hazard
A hazard formed hydro-logical (floods) and atmospheric (storms and droughts) processes
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Other Hazards
Avalanches can be placed in either group. For example, an avalanche is formed from snow and ice (atmospheric conditions), yet the mass movement is geomorphological process
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Vulnerability
A high risk combined with an inability of individuals and communities to cope
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Natural processes (environmental hazard)
Where the hazard results from an extreme geophysical or hydro-meteorological
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Natural technological hazards
Where natural hazards trigger environmental disaster (e.g. flooding causing a dam to burst)
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Technological accidents
Such as Chernobyl, nuclear power plant exploding
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Disaster
A hazard becoming reality in an event that causes deaths and damage to property/foods and the environement
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Risk
The probability of a hazard event occurring and creating loss of lives and livelihoods
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