gcse geography case study theme 2

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weather affecting humans
Uk storm- 1987, most violent in 100 years, £1 bill. damage, bag of biscay france, shares stopped, afftected (East A, Dorset, seussex, London, Kent) 94 mph gales
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tropical rainforests/ eco tourism
amazon, brazil- 8 mill. KM2, 1970 600,000 KM2 destroyed- farming, holds 100 nill. tonnes carbon, native tribes move+fight, replant- peru 100,000 KM2 before 2018
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flooding (rich)
Carlisle- 8th JAN river Eden, 200mm rain 36 hours, 3 deaths +300 business shut down, 3000 jobs at risk, 2008 scheme build levees+defences
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coastal erosion
Walton-On-The-Naze- 110m crag walk protect SSSI, 16000 tonnes granite rock shipped, slow eroision to 20m over next 70-100 yrs, £1.2 mill cost,
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coastal areas
Dorset- Durdle Door- arch formed from eroded limestone, Lulworth Cover- limestone eroded but clay behind wasnt, Chesil Beach- fleet lagoon behind+Tombolo formed by LSD, Studland Bay sandstone+clay(soft) chalk (hard)
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coastal habitat
studland bay, Dorset- heathland behind SSSI, southern end eroded, habitat(adders, Dartford Warbler, Spiny Seahorse, Marram Grass) boardwalks and sand dunes fenced off to protect, anchors killing seahorse
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river landforms
River tees- upper course- Pennines hills (600m, 1200mm annual rain), middle course- Yarm(reservoir, warterfall limestone+winstone, meanders) lower course- Stockton/Yarm (oxbow lakes) Middlesborough (Estuary/docks)
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Artesian Basin
Australia- one of largest in world, 22% of AU, 1.7 mill KM2, 1915(flowing bores drilled), formed sandstone+mudstone from flooding, GASBI funded capped bores
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tropical storms
Hurricane Katrina- south East USA 29th AUG 2005, 70-80% new orleans evacuated, 1800 people killed, $300 bill. damage, shelter louisisana superdome, $800 mill rebuild flood defences, $34 bill. rebuild schools and houses
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flooding (poor)
South Asia (Bangladesh+India) summer 2007 river brahmaputra+Ganges- 900 mm rain july+himalayan glaciers melted, 2000 deaths, 112,000 houses destroyed, warning didnt reach rural
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coastal flooding/ island
Maldives- Indian Ocean, 300,000 pop., 1190 islands, av. height 1.5m, tourism+trade damaged, ***. gov. $60 mill. build sea wall around main city- Male
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water deficit
Sahel Africa- 9 african countries, drought since 1968- 1 mill died, 50 mill. affected, 2/3 people depend on farming income, due to desertification+over pop. - tree planting schemes to help
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rivers of different behaviours
Mole/lambourn- spikey/smooth Small channel/Large steep+no veg/flat+ lots weald clay(im)/chalk (per) urban/rural
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threatened ecosystem
landguard- factories+ docks- remove ECOSYSTEM- protect via SSSI, rabbit overgrazing, litter by visitors, oil+chem. spills
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water management
lesotho highlands- lots of rivers meet, damn built low pop. steep slopes, little veg. no industry affected, need-water+elec. bigger areas, farmers lose land, water bills risen-damn repairs, 1mill. lost homes, 83% 1990 people with safe water 87% 2002
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amazon, brazil- 8 mill. KM2, 1970 600,000 KM2 destroyed- farming, holds 100 nill. tonnes carbon, native tribes move+fight, replant- peru 100,000 KM2 before 2018

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tropical rainforests/ eco tourism

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Carlisle- 8th JAN river Eden, 200mm rain 36 hours, 3 deaths +300 business shut down, 3000 jobs at risk, 2008 scheme build levees+defences

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Walton-On-The-Naze- 110m crag walk protect SSSI, 16000 tonnes granite rock shipped, slow eroision to 20m over next 70-100 yrs, £1.2 mill cost,

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Dorset- Durdle Door- arch formed from eroded limestone, Lulworth Cover- limestone eroded but clay behind wasnt, Chesil Beach- fleet lagoon behind+Tombolo formed by LSD, Studland Bay sandstone+clay(soft) chalk (hard)

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