Geo Chap.3 Flash cards pt 2

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Hafiz2000
  • Created on: 01-04-18 10:23
Infrastructure
The transport networks and the water, sewage and communications systems that are vital to people and their settlements and businesses
1 of 12
Lahar
A flow of wet material down the side of a volcano's ash cone which can become a serious hazard
2 of 12
Natural Disaster
A natural event or hazard causing damage and destruction to property, as well as personal injuries and death
3 of 12
Natural Event
Something happening in the physical environment, such as a storm, volcanic eruption or earthquake
4 of 12
Plate Movement
Mainly the coming together and the moving apart of tectonic plates
5 of 12
Prediction
Forecasting future events or changes
6 of 12
Pyroclastic Flow
A devastating eruption of extremely hot gas, ash and rocks during a period of explosive volcanic activity; the downslope flow to this mixture is capable of reaching speeds up to 200kph
7 of 12
Risk Assessment
Judging the degree of damage and destruction that an area might experience as a result of a natural event
8 of 12
Storm Surge
A rapid rise in sea level in which water is piled up against the coastline to a level far exceeding the normal. It tends to happen when there is very low atmospheric pressure and where seawater is pushed into a narrow channel
9 of 12
Subduction
The pushing down of one tectonic plate under another at a collision plate margin. Pressure and heat convert the plate into magma.
10 of 12
Tropical Revolving Storm
A weather system of very low-pressure formed over tropical seas and involving strong winds and heavy rainfall (also known as a cyclone, hurricane or typhoon)
11 of 12
Tsunami
A tidal wave caused by the shock waves originating from a submarine earthquake or volcanic eruption
12 of 12

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Lahar

Back

A flow of wet material down the side of a volcano's ash cone which can become a serious hazard

Card 3

Front

Natural Disaster

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Natural Event

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Plate Movement

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Hazardous Environments resources »