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GCSE Geography 3.1 Hazardous environments - Some places are more Hazardous than others
Terms in this set (20)
Natural event (extreme event)
Simply a natural event, it does not necessarily cause harm.
An event resulting from environmental processes that threatens or actually causes damage and destruction to people, their property and settlements.
When a hazard causes serious damage and destruction.
A natural event which has potential to threaten both life, property and the environment.
Hazards driven by geological processes, in particular plate tectonics (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides).
Climatic (Meteorological) hazards
Hazards driven by meteorological processes, in particular those related to temperature and wind (storms, floods, droughts).
Hazards driven by hydrological processes, including floods, droughts, mudslides and tsunamis.
Hazards driven by biological processes, including fires, pests and diseases that spread from person to person threatening to infect lard portions of the human population.
Hazards which involve hazardous materials, including nuclear power-plant explosions/failures/accidents and pollution.
The natural arrangement and appointment of various features around the world.
A grouping of features in a certain area.
Number of things in a certain area.
A sudden or violent movement within the Earth's crust followed by a series of shocks.
A rigid segment of the Earth's crust which can 'float' across the heavier, semi-molten rock below. Continental plates are less dense, but thicker than oceanic plates.
Tropical storm (cyclone, hurricane, typhoon)
An area of low pressure with winds moving in a spiral around the calm central point called the eye of the storm. Winds are powerful and rain heavy.
An opening in Earth's crust out of which lava, ash and gasses erupt.
A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place or thing and serving to identify them.
The arrangement of and relationships between the parts of elements of something complex.
The innermost part of the earth, it is the central 500 miles and is solid metal.
A liquid layer about 2000 km thick composed of iron and nickel that lies above Earth's solid inner core and below its mantle.
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