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Geography 2200 Exam #1
Overview and Review, Fall 2016
What to bring to the exam?
What is covered in the exam?
Sessions on severe weather I + II, hurricanes I + II, floods I + II
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On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Edited by Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, Howard Kunrcuther
Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast as a category 3 on August 29 th of 2005. It has been
considered one of the most powerf
March 30, 2010
March 30, 2010
The above slide lists basic statistics on earthquake occurrence and frequency.
March 30, 2010
The most intense earthquake in recorded history occurred in 1960 in southern Chile (Valdivia-Puerto
The geological hazards discussed in this lecture are earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.
If one were to cut the Earth in half, they would find that our planet is made up of a series of layers. These layers are sorted by density and were f
On October 8, 1871, numerous wildfires ravaged Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. An estimated 1,500 people died, although some estimates go as high as 2,400 people. The fire today also known as the forgotten fire because on exactly the same d
For some species, wildfires are crucial for survival (see below), i.e. wildfires are truly natural phenomena. With the development of rural areas and the development of Wildland/Urban interface (see below), wildfires have become a threat to lives and pr
The dust bowl years actually consisted of at least 4 distinct drought events: 1. 1930-1031 2. 1934 3. 1936 4. 1939-1940 Because these droughts occurred so close together, farmers were not able to recover from the preceding droughts before a new one st
Drought is very difficult to define and it has many operational definitions, which we will get to later in this lecture. Simply put, drought is a deficiency in precipitation over an extended period of time. In other words, it occurs when a location is i
This map shows significant floods during the 20th century. Floods are one of the costliest and deadliest natural disasters in the U.S. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country, and at any time of the day or night. Most live
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. They can occur in any state and at virtually any time of the year. They can last just a few minutes, or as long as a few months. Their impacts can be restricted to a single neighborhood, or
The hurricane seasons of 2004 (Charley, Ivan, Frances, and Jeanne), 2005 (Katrina, Rita, and Wilma), and 2008 (Ike and Gustav) were record breaking in terms of costs, fatalities, and intensity. Much of these losses can be attributed to intense develop
See http:/www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/tropics/tc.htm A cyclone refers to an area of low pressure with inward spiraling winds of counterclockwise rotation in the Northern hemisphere and clockwise rotation in the Southern hemisphere. There are tropical
The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) tracks the nations losses from meteorological hazards. In NCDCs listing of billion dollar events, severe weather was the cause for 27 billion dollar events (out of 90 events) between 1980 and 2008. According to
Air pressure is the force that is exerted by the weight of air (our atmosphere) on the surface of the Earth. It is typically highest at the surface and decreases with increasing altitude. Air pressure may be classified as high or low pressure. A high pr
Summary for Palm Beach, Florida (1960-2008)
Avalanche Coastal Drought Earthquake Flooding Fog
X X X
Hail Heat Hurricane/Tropical Storm Landslide Lightning Severe Storm/ Thunder Storm
X X X X
Tornado Tsunami Volcano Wind Winter Weather Wildfire
X X X X
D isaster Science & M anagement 2000 H a za r ds, D i sa ster s a nd the E nvi r onment
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Sever e Weather
D epar tment of Geogr aphy & Anthr opology L ouisiana State U niver sity
DSM 2000 Severe Weather 11
Weather Basics: Air Pr essur e
R epr esents
RaymondBurbysViewsOnHowToDoItBetterNextTime FloodingisoneofthemostcommonhazardsintheUnitedStates.Floodrelated disasterstypicallyoccurinthemiddletoeasternpartoftheUnitedStatesandarethe secondcostliesthazardtodate.Humansaremostlyresponsibleforthenumerous am
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