Category: 2. Geophysical hazard risks

Geographic factors affecting geophysical hazard event impacts, including location/time of day and degree of isolation…

Geographic factors affecting geophysical hazard event impacts, including location/time of day and degree of isolation…

Syllabus Point: Geographic factors affecting geophysical hazard event impacts, including rural/urban location, time of day and degree of isolation

Starter: Task 1 – Look at the below diagram. At which areas would you expect:

  1. The highest intensity of the earthquake – explain your response…
  2. The highest amount of damage – explain your response…

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Main Development: 

Use pgs.184 and 185 from your cousre text book to help you…

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Task 2: Rural/Urban location…time of day…and degree of isolation

Your task is to produce an A3 advertisement for the IB on how the above factors can contribute to the impacts of a Geophysical Event. You must follow the below conditions when advertising to the IB:

  • Use key terminology that the IB will understannd
  • Provide visual as well as descriptive information (maps, data, diagrams)
  • Provide comparisons between LICs,MICs and HICs

The following links can also help you with your advertisement…

www.ideo.columbia.edu/chrr/research/profiles

www.cred.be

Plenary: 

Share your advertisments with the class, highlighting the comparions you made…