Coastal flooding

Key terms of coastal flooding. Thames flooding case study.

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storm surge
An offshore surge of the sea level (caused by strong winds)
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spring tides
Occur once a fortnight when the gravitation pull of the sun and moon combine
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estuary
Where a river meets the sea
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financial disaster zone
An area where the economic impact would be most sever
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political paralysis
Politicians forced to focus entirely on flood disaster, neglecting other issues
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infrastructure
transport, sewers, bridges etc.
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property assets
houses, offices, shops etc.
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1953
What year was it when the thames flooded?
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january
What month was it when the thames flooded?
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north sea
There was a large flood from a storm surge which funelled down from the...
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326
The poor flood defences collapsed killing ? people
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69
How many tube stations are in the thames flood zone?
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400
How many schools are in the thames flood zone?
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16
How many hospitals are in the thames flood zone?
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live
1.25 people ? in the flood zone.
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property assets
? are estimated at £100 billion
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1.5 million
How many commuters work in thames-side location?
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1984
The thames barrier was built between 1974 and ?
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1.6 billion
It cost ? to build
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2007
On average the barrier is closed 4-6 times a year but this is increasing. In ? it was closed more than 100 times
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spring tides

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Occur once a fortnight when the gravitation pull of the sun and moon combine

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estuary

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financial disaster zone

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political paralysis

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sarah-alexandra

This is supposed to be a crossword? Why is it presenting it as flash cards?!?

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