October 6, 2015
Name of Volcano: Mount Adams
Location: 46.206 degrees North, 121.49 degrees West (state of California)
Type of Volcano: Mount Adams is a stratovolcano, which is a tall cone-like volca
Before purchasing a home in common earthquake area, the first question you would want
On the FEMA website I looked into information about Tornadoes. The fact that I was
most fascinated by was that the damage paths of Tornadoes can reach up to fifty miles long and
winds can reach up to three hundred miles per hour. Tornadoes can be so devas
Distance from focus/hypocenter
Distance from populated area
Planning, zoning, building codes, etc.
Buildings, roads, railroads, utility lines, pipelines, etc.
Day and time
Nevado del Ruiz is a Colombian volcano that erupted in 1595, 1845, and 1985. During
the 1985 eruption the small village of Armero, built on top of the volcano, was not prepared. Due
to their lack of preparation 23,000 people were killed. The problems they
3.) What are the major renewable energy sources (5)? Describe
briefly how they work. What are the environmental concerns
associated with each?
There are five types of renewable energy sources. They are also
referred to as alternatives of using fossil fuel
There are three rock types igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. They each
have several characteristics that help to identify the type of rock they are. Igneous rocks
are rocks that form through the solidification of molten magma, which are either intrus
Hypothesis: Since there is a growing population, there is an
increasing need for energy since there is a limited amount of
Geothermal Energy is energy that is harnessed by the natural
heat from the Earths interior. The idea
4.) How has human activity increased the number if earthquakes
that we experience? Provide 3 examples and explain them. What
adjustments can be made to mitigate these effects? Is it feasible?
Human Activity has increased the number of earthquakes that hum
Wind Power is also one of the more advanced methods of
renewable energy. Wind has been used for direction and power
for hundreds of years. Wind has propelled ships has powered
windmills to grind grain or pump water. The potential for wind
Solar energy is a renewable energy source that is growing at an
exponential rate because it is very efficient. Solar energy is
harnessed from the suns energy. Solar energy is associated with
many different types of renewable energy sources an
What are the major impacts of urbanization on flooding? How
does lag time change with increasing degree of urbanization?
Discuss how land-use change increases sediment load to rivers.
Urbanization has drastically impacted the total amount of
floods. The l
Define water pollution. Explain the difference between point
sources and nonpoint sources of water pollution and list at least 2
examples of each in your community.
Water pollution is referred to the degradation of water
quality as measured by biological,
Define wetlands. List some of the important environmental
features associated with them. What are some of the threats to a
nearby wetland? What can be done to address them?
Wetlands are landscape features such as swamps, marshes, bogs,
and prairie pothole
GEOG 100: INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
Lefrak Hall 2205
Monday and Wednesday: 2:00 to 2:50 pm
Discussion sections: Variable
Teaching Assistant: Kelly Anderson (email: [email protected])
2178 Lefrak Hall