Geography

Natural hazard
A natural event that threatens people or has potential to cause damage.
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Hurricane
A tropical storm around North and South America
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Cyclone
A tropical storm in the Indian ocean and Australia
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Typhoon
A tropical storm in the Northern pacific and Asia
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Tropical storm
A natural hazard that form in areas of intense low pressure
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Monitoring and prediction
Tracking tropical storms and making predictions on where they will hit
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Hurricane watch
Advises a hurricane is possible
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Hurricane warning
Advises hurricane conditions are expected
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Protection
Measures in place to safeguard areas that might be hit
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Planning
Preparing for when the disaster happens if it is unrealistic to evacuate
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UK weather roundabout
Different air masses coming from different directions on the UK bringing different weather conditions
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Jet stream
The flow of winds but if it gets stuck it can cause long periods of the same weather
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Climate change
A long term change in the earths temperature
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Quaternary period
A period of time where temperatures greatly fluctuated
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Inter-glacial period
Periods of warmer weather
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Glacial period
Periods of cooler weather
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Green house effect
The radiation from the sun being absorbed and bounced of by the earths surface. Effected by greenhouse gases
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Eccentricity
The full cycle of the earths orbit around the sun
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Axial tilt
The earths tilt towards the sun- causes day and night
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Precession
The earths natural wobble
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Sunspots
cyclical changes in the energy output of the sun
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Mitigation
An action taken to reduce the long term risk of natural hazards
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Adaptation
An action taken to adjust the impacts of natural hazards
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Oceanic crust
The part of the tectonic plate that is in the ocean
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Continental crust
The part of a tectonic plate that is on land
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Plate margin
The border between two tectonic plates
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Destructive margin
Two plates moving towards one another which forces one plate under the other
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Subduction
When one plate is forced under the other
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Constructive margin
Two plates moving apart by conviction currents
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Conservative margin
Two plates moving past each other creating friction
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Earthquake
A sudden movement within the earths crust followed by a series of aftershocks
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Volcano
an opening in the Earths crust which lava, ash and gases erupt
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Richter scale
Measures magnitude
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Mercalli scale
Measure the intensity and effects of an earthquake
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A tropical storm around North and South America

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Hurricane

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A tropical storm in the Indian ocean and Australia

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A tropical storm in the Northern pacific and Asia

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Card 5

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A natural hazard that form in areas of intense low pressure

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