Category Archives: Natural Hazards

Mudslide in Afghanistan

Metres of mud

At least 2,000 people were in their homes when a mountain collapsed and covered the area in mud and rocks.

A further 600 people are also missing after rushing to help with the rescue effort and being caught in a second landslide.

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U6 – Japan’s tsunami 2011

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U6- Unit 4 Option 1 Tectonic activity and hazards

These all look pretty good if you feel like some lighter but equally valid research……write notes George, Christina and Stefan for any that you watch :

How the earth was made Iceland volcano

How the earth was made Mt St Helens

How the earth was made Hawaii

How the earth was made Ring of Fire

How the earth was made San Andreas Fault – San Fran earthquake

10 things you did not know about volcanoes – Prof Iain Stewart

10 things you did not know about earthquakes – Prof Iain Stewart

BBC Volcano Live- Iceland erupts in 2010 (2012)

BBC Volcano Live 1 (2012) – mainly Hawaii in the next 4

BBC Volcano Live 2 (2012)

BBC Volcano Live 3 (2012)

BBC Volcano Live 4 (2012)

Prof Iain Stewart – The power of the planet volcanoes 1

Prof Iain Stewart – The power of the planet volcanoes 2

BBC Horizon Why we cant predict earthquakes

 

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Landslide in Italy last week causes boulder to knock down house!

Dramatic pictures have been released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in Northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.

The massive rock narrowly missed a farm house, destroyed a barn, and stopped in a vineyard at the property in Ronchi di Termeno.

A second giant boulder detached during the landslide stopped behind the house.

The family living there was unharmed in the incident, on 21 January.

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Mr Holden thank you for sharing with the Geography Dept!

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L6 – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

More than 10,000 are thought to have been killed this week in the Philippines by the largest typhoon on record with winds as large as 200 km an hour.

Lower Sixth MUST be following what is going on:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/typhoon-haiyan

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Work for Tuesday and Wednesday this week – (Arachova IGCSE field trip)

Lower Sixth AS

For both double lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday please complete the following 2 past questions in detail with examples and watch the documentaries.  They will be handed in during the lesson on Friday:

 a)  Explain why some places have a high level of landslide and avalanche hazard risk (10)  May 2010

b)  Explain why the economic losses caused by natural hazards have generally risen over time whereas the number of lives lost has fallen (15)  May 2010

Watch the following two documentaries and write notes:

National Geographic Killer Hurricanes  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2I8ssDXOwM

Is our weather getting worse ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKL8633DyZ0

Upper Sixth A2

For both double lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday please complete the following work in detail.  It will be handed in during the lesson on Thursday (along with your work from the mid-term break):

Tuesday

Read p 66-73 Phillip Allan (yes Philippos Allanis, Max!) and answer the following Qs in detail:

1.  Define:  diversity, genetic diversity, species diversity, ecosystem diversity

2.  What are the factors that influence biodiversity on a i) global/continental scale, ii)regional scale and iii) local scale?

3.  How can humans cause change to biodiversity i)directly and ii) indirectly.

4.  Describe the global distribution of biodiversity.

5.  What is a biodiversity hotspot and what are the three categories of biodiversity hotspot (explain each)

Wednesday

Read the case study on ‘biodiversity in ANWR’ p 94-99 Oxford.  Write detailed notes (I know that you already have quite a lot of knowledge from the energy topic!).

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10 things you didn’t know about avalanches

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