A mass of snow many cubic meters in volume that
separates from a snowpack and flows downslope.
Rocks, soil, ice, and debris can travel in a similar
motion; however the term avalanche is generally
reserved for snow.
GEOG 2152: Geography of Hazards
Reading #3 Review Questions
1. Give an example of how both pre-industrial and industrial characteristics of responses were
evident at the same time during the early 1900s in Italy.
Two different social classes in the same a
Patterns of Choice
There are 4 patterns describing how people choose to
respond to a risk.
- view the risk as unproblematic or deny it outright
The probability is too low to worry about
Fate is determined by the capacity to absorb losses