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Lecture 1

ENVIR SC 1B03 Lecture 1: volcan

Environmental Science
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Luc Bernier

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Seismograph: earthquake recording instrument
Liquefaction: transformation of solid material
S-wave: travels in snake-like motion
P-wave: travels in quick pull motion
Epicentre: point on surface above quake
Intensity: number describing severity of earthquake
Focus: where rocks first rupture
Tectonic Creep: slow continuous movement
Amplification: transfer of energy to surface waves
Thrust Fault: low angle reverse fault
Disaster: A brief event causing damage
Predict: To give specific details
Magnitude:Amount of energy released
Hazard: It poses a potential threat
Risk:Probability multiplied by damage
Natural Service Function: A benefit from a hazard
Tectonic Cycle: Creation and destruction of land
Catastrophe: An extremely devastating event
Forecast: Assessing a range of probability
Residence Time: Time elapsed within a location
Tsunami (Thailand, 2004)
Hurricane Katrina (New Orleans 2005)
Earthquake (Haiti, 2010)
Tsunami (Japan, 2011)
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