Natural%20Hazards

Natural%20Hazards - Study Tips Review questions during...

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Study Tips Review questions during lecture are just to help you remember what we’ve covered Expect these and harder questions on tests/exams Make a study group to practice the material Print off the slides before class, come to class and add notes to the slides
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Natural Hazards
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Natural hazard: normal part of the environment Natural disaster: when a natural hazard has a large negative impact on humans
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Natural hazards vary geographically Ex. 2004 Tsunami did not affect Bangladesh as much as Sri Lanka Some areas are more frequently exposed to natural hazards Ex. Japan, earthquakes
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Natural disasters vary geographically too Both between areas and within one stricken area
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Role of Technology Can reduce loss of life and property damage Prediction, Mitigation Ex. Australia floods
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Role of Economics Different levels of the economic scale Economic strength of a country is related to how well it can protect itself from hazards and recover from disasters GNP: a measure of the market value of an economy’s production in a year – includes GDP (domestic production) plus overseas investments and national profits that go to overseas investors
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Disaster Proneness Index Rank of countries based on amount of damage caused by disasters in a given time period divided by the GNP
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How do you think these countries rank in the DPI?
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