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Chapter 9 Avalanches.docx

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13 Mar 2013
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Chapter 9: avalanches: point release usually small, slab avalanche big, huge chunk comes down. T_ creek 1989; 1 person killed, town was pre-warned. Ava
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GOPH 375 Lecture Notes - 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire, Berkeley Hills, Lightning

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13 Mar 2013
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Canada mostly tree fires caused by people, but lightening caused fires burn more trees. Figure 14. 1/14. 3 number of fires / area burned across period
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GOPH 375 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Oceanic Crust, Transform Fault, Continental Crust

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Dislocation creep when you squeeze the sides of a cube, it extends. Continental crust rocks are less dense than the oceanic crust. Oceanic crust rock t
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GOPH 375 Lecture Notes - Ice Dam, Saguenay Flood, 2013 Alberta Floods

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13 Mar 2013
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Big floods are rarer than little floods. Base flow is the part of the river that flows all the time: ground water flows in winter. Stream floors have a
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Chapter 12.1.docx

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13 Mar 2013
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Convert heat energy of ocean into winds and waves. Hurricanes push surges (large mass of sea water) onshore and raise sea level. Long lasting: about an
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Chapter 7-8.docx

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13 Mar 2013
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GOPH 375 Lecture Notes - Seismogram, Wave Equation, Love Wave

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13 Mar 2013
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Lithosphere is broken into plates: divergence zone: seafloor spreading, convergence zones: plates collide, transform faults: plates slide past each oth
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375 Lecture 1: 2016 Jan 14 Ch 1, 2 & 8 Disasters overview and energy flows

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8 Feb 2016
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Goph 375 jan 14, 2016: ch. 1 a global and canadian outlook on natural disasters : -not responsible at this time for section on population growth, p. 14
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Chapter 16.1.docx

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13 Mar 2013
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Space weather changing environmental conditions in space due to varying solar activity. Organizations like cswfc forecast geomagnetic activity in polar
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GOPH 375 Lecture Notes - Little Ice Age, Vertical Draft, Cenozoic

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13 Mar 2013
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Weather is short term, climate is long term. Sun heats earth unequally, equator gets 2. 4x more energy than poles (steeper ray angle). Earth"s spin and
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GOPH 375 Lecture Notes - Planetary Differentiation, Lithosphere, Actualism

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13 Mar 2013
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A natural disaster is a natural occurrence in which a large amount of energy is released in a short amount of time, and causes loss of life (human or o
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Chapter 11.docx

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13 Mar 2013
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Global warming potential: ability of each gas to trap heat. Tipping point: when small changes produce a large effect. Hydrological cycles are not the c
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