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Unformatted text preview: 1,750
miles
SSE
of
New
Jersey
 Lat.
17
degrees
20
mins.
North
 Long.
62
degrees
45
mins.
 West

 PROCESSES
 THAT
SHAPE
 THE
PHYSICAL
 LANDSCAPE

 used,
inhabited
 or
affected
by
 humans
 1.

 SEISMICITY
 AND

 VOLCANICITY
 St.
Kitts
lies
640
 miles
east
of

 Port‐au‐Prince,

 Haiti
 2.
Topography
and
climate
 Wet
mountainous
core,
 (up
to
80”
rain
annually),
 fringed
by
gentle
slopes,
 sea
cliffs
and
dark
sand
 pocket
beaches.
Fine‐ grained,
highly
porous
 volcanic
soils.
 Dry
southeast
peninsula;
 combination
of
low
hills,
 salt
pans
and
light
sand
 beaches
 Youngest
volcano,
St.
Kitts;
Dormant
?,
last
erupted
1,650‐2,000
BP
 A
much
younger
landscape
on
Montserrat,
 about
25
miles
south
of
St.
Kitts,
created
by
 recent
volcanic
eruptions
(1995+).
Note:
 gullies,
ghauts
and
pryoclastic
flows.

 Mt.
Liumuiga
(Mt.
Misery)
 3,790
feet
 Eroded
volcanic

 deposits
 Ghauts
 The
arrival
of
humans
 Mt.
Liumuiga
(Mt.
Misery)
 3,790
feet
 Newton
Ground
village
 Ghaut
 Sandy
Point
town
 Sugar
cane
growing
wild

 Abandoned
sugar
mill
 Government
closed
the
sugar
industry
in
 2005
and
chose
to
expand
investments
in
 tourism.
Constructed
deep
water
 anchorage
and
pier
for
large
cruise
ships;
 lobbied
successfully
for
increased
air
 flights
from
Europe
and
North
America
 Railroad
formerly
used
to
transport
sugar

 cane
to
processing
plants
now
converted
 to
a
means
of
transporting
tourists
 on
a
scenic
circuit
of
the
island.

 These
developments
underscore
the
 impact
of
technological
change
and
the
 restructuring
of
arrangements
for
 managing
the
global
economic
system
 (e.g.
World
Trade
Organization)

 Perception
of
a
risky
place

 as
offering
rewards;
 Users
had
access
 Experimental
tree
crops
on
a
research
station
financed
by
the
government
of
Taiwan
 Intended
to
increase
self‐sufficiency
and
expand
jobs
in
the
agricultural
sector

 Rainfall Perceived choice Wells Springs Piped reservoir supply Desalination Conservation and recycling X X X X X X _ X X X _ X Economic efficiency X X X X Technological feasibility X X X X Environmental fit X X X X Spatial linkages X _ X X Social guides _ X _ Information available HUMAN
ADJUSTMENT
TO
FLOODS;
 Structural
modification
 MULTI‐PURPOSE
HURRICANE
SHELTER
 AND
WARNING
SIGN
 NATIONAL
EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT
AGENCY
 ...
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This document was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course GEO 262 at Rutgers.

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