GEOG 1350 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Thermosphere, Lava Dome, Slab Pull

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Test one: study notes geog 1350 earth: hazards and global change january 30th. Disasters is a hazardous event that occurs over a limited time span in a defined geographic area when loss of human life and property is significant we say a disaster has occurred. Catastrophe a massive disaster that requires significant expenditure of money/time to recover: ex: hurricane katrina i(cid:374) ne(cid:449) o(cid:396)lea(cid:374)s is still a(cid:374) issue (cid:449)he(cid:396)eas hu(cid:396)(cid:396)i(cid:272)a(cid:374)e sa(cid:374)d(cid:455) is(cid:374)"t. Types - eq, eruptions, landslides, hurricanes, tsunami, tornadoes, floods, heat wave, drought. Floods are the most common type of natural disaster to happen (43 out of 100 percentage) Probability that an event of a given magnitude will occur at any time. There is a relationship between magnitude and frequency: the higher the magnitude the less the frequency will be and vis versa. This can be used to predict floods and other major disasters. Tectonic cycle creation, movement, destruction of plates.