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3.1.5.1     The concept of hazard in a geographical context
Nature, forms and potential impacts of natural hazards
Hazard perception and its economic and cultural determinants.
Characteristic human responses to hazards
The Park model of human response to hazards and The Hazard Management Cycle.

3.1.5.2  Plate tectonics
Earth structure and internal energy sources.
Plate tectonic theory of crustal evolution
Destructive, constructive and conservative plate margins -processes and landforms
Magma plumes and their relationship to plate movement.

3.1.5.3     Volcanic hazards
The nature of vulcanicity and its relation to plate tectonics
Impacts of volcanic hazards
Short and long-term responses to volcanic hazards
Impacts and human responses as evidenced by a recent volcanic event.


3.1.5.4     Seismic hazards
The nature of seismicity and its relation to plate tectonics
Impacts of seismic hazards
Short and long-term responses
Impacts and human responses as evidenced by a recent seismic event.

3.1.5.5     Storm hazards
The nature of tropical storms and their underlying causes.
Forms of storm hazard
Spatial distribution, magnitude, frequency, regularity, predictability of storm hazard events.
Impacts of storm hazards
Short and long-term responses
Impacts and human responses as evidenced by two recent tropical storms in contrasting areas of the world.


3.1.5.6  Fires in nature
Nature of wildfires and Conditions favouring intense wild fires.
Causes of fires: natural and human agency.
Impacts of wild fires.
Short and long-term responses to wild fires.
Impact and human responses as evidenced by a recent wild fire event.


3.1.5.7     Case studies
Case study of a multi-hazardous environment beyond the UK
Case study at a local scale of a specified place in a hazardous setting

 

 

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