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Hazards - Physical Geography, AQA, A-Level
Terms in this set (13)
The threat of substantial loss of life, substantial impact upon life or damage to property that can be caused by an event.
Driven by the Earth's own internal energy sources, for example, plate tectonics, volcanoes and seismic activity.
Driven by the processes at work in the atmosphere, for example, tropical storms and droughts.
Driven by water bodies, mainly the oceans, for example, floods, storm surges and tsunamis.
The acceptance that hazards are natural events, that we can do little to control and losses have to be accepted.
Occurs as a result of a hazard - when a hazard seriously affects humans.
The likelihood that humans will be seriously affected by a hazard.
How susceptible a population is to the damage caused by a hazard.
Working out when and where a hazard is likely to occur, allowing people to respond to it.
When an area/population adjust their behaviour to be able to cope with future events better.
Action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards.
Identifying the possible risks to human life plus infrastructure and allocating appropriate resources to tackle the hazard.
Sharing the costs of reducing a hazard, the benefits of preventing it or the costs of not preventing it.
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