Geography WJEC Theme 2 Case Studies

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When was the Bangladesh Flood?
July - September 1998
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In Bangladesh how many people live per km2
900
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In Bangladesh how many people live on the delta?
3/4
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In Bangladesh how much of the land is less than 1m above sea level?
70%
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In Bangladesh how much of the land is floodplain?
80%
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In the Bangladesh flood how much of the country was under 2m of water?
2/3
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In the Bangladesh flood how many people were made homeless?
30 million
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In the Bangladesh flood how many died?
1070
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In the Bangladesh flood how many hectares of crops were destroyed?
668,000
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In the Bangladesh flood how many cattle were killed?
130,000
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In the Bangladesh flood how much did the export decrease?
20%
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In the Bangladesh flood how many jobs were lost?
116,000
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In Bangladesh where does the delta flow into
The bay of bengal
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In Bangladesh why does deposition occur
Gradient of only 1-2m above sea level so rivers velocity slows and so deposition occurs
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In Bangladesh how much of its land is underwater each year?
20%
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Why does removing Bangladesh's mangroves increase chance of flooding?
They used to act as a wave absorber
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In the Amazon Rainforest what kind of climate is there?
Equatorial
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In the Amazon Rainforest how many insect spieces are there?
2.5 million
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In the Amazon Rainforest how many plant species are there?
40,000
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How much of the world's carbon stores is held in the Amazon Rainforest
10%
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How much of the amazon rainforest would be destroyed if temperatures increased by 4oC by 2100
85%
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Between 2002 and 2006 what happened to the amount of conserved land?
It tripeled
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Between 2002 and 2006 what happened to the amount of deforestation?
Decreased up to 60%
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When was the Europe Anticyclone?
August 2003
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When does an anticyclone form?
When air cools and sinks increasng the pressuare
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In the European anticyclone what % of the alpine glacial mass melt?
10%
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In the European anticyclone how many visitors visited Bournemouth?
100,000
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In the European anticyclone what % of wheat crops failed?
10%
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In the European anticyclone how many deaths in 5 nations were there?
35,000
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When was the Sahel Drought?
Since 1980s
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What country did the Sahel drought mainly effect?
Niger, North Central Africa, Sahara
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For how long has the Sahel region suffered drought
30 years
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What factors led to the desertification of the Sahel region?
Overgrazing, arid climate,collection of firewood
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In the Sahel Drought *** many people were effected?
3,000,000
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In the Sahel Drought where was the worst effected area?
Southern provences
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How many people could the food stocks help in aid in the Sahel drought
3.5 million
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What happened to Niger in 2004 to make it even worst
Plague of locusts
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When was the Boscastle Flood?
16th August 2004
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What is the drainage basin like in Boscastle?
Small, steep relief, impermeable slate, built on, lack of vegetation
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In the Boscastle flood how much rain fell in 2 hours?
Over 60mm (Typical 2 months rainfall)
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In the Boscastle flood how many were winched to saftey in 3 hours?
120
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In the Boscastle flood how much did the river level rise by in one hour?
one foot
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When was the BedZED eco village built?
2002
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Where was BedZED built?
on a brownfield site
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In BedZED how many homes are there?
82
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In BedZED how how much work space is there?
1405m2
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What bus services BedZED
127
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What are the house made of in BedZED
Renewable materials
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When was Hurricane Katrina?
29th August 2005
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Where was Katrina formed and what direction did it first head?
Formed in the Atlantic and then headed West towards Florida
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In Hurricane Katrina how many died?
1836
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In Hurricane Katrina how many drowned
1200
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In Hurricane Katrina what bridge collapsed?
1-10
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In Hurricane Katrina how many homes were destroyed?
300,000
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In Hurricane Katrina how many were without electricity?
3,000,000
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In Hurricane Katrina how much of New Orleans was submerged?
2/3
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In Hurricane Katrina how many were made homeless?
1 million
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In Hurricane Katrina how many jobs were lost?
230,000
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In Hurricane Katrina how many people sought refuge in the Superdome?
10,000
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In Hurricane Katrina hw many acres of trees were lost?
1.3 million
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In Hurricane Katrina how much US aid was given?
$62.3 billion
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In Hurricane Katrina how many countries gave aid?
70
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What kind of coastline is Lulworth Cove on?
Concordant coast of alternating resistance
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Where is Lulworth Cove?
near the village of West Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in Dorset, southern England.
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How many tourists visit Lulworth Cove each year?
500,000 visitors a year
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What is the hard and soft rock which make up the Jurrasic coasts alternating resistance?
Portland limestone and soft wealden beds
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What process widens the bay and Lulworth?
Wave diffraction
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What happened the the cove starting eroding the chalk?
It stopped getting larger and started widening
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Mr A Gibson

Bangladesh floods, Amazon rainforest, Sahel Drought, European Anticyclones... These are flash cards rammed full of facts about these phenomena and will help you to learn those vital examples that will give you the edge in an exam question.

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