Geology and Human affairs 1014 week 4
Geology and Human affairs 1014 week 4 GEOL 1014 - 0-61920
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Date Created: 09/12/16
Geology 1014 week 4 9.5.16 No class: Holiday 9.7.16 No Class: Class canceled. 9.9.16 Case History - EX: Rain, dirt (clay), concrete: which surface will have more runoff v which one will have more absorption. - Pourousity: how much air is in the object. - EX: Miss. River bringing in new soil to rebuild the land each year. - EX: New Orleans: should we let it sink or re build it? Natural Disaster Hazards: - Some parts of the world are just supposed to flood. - The more dangerous happenings are called Catastrophes. - Climate cng is happening more rapidly - - Humans v natural courses of events Why Natural Processes become hazardous Hazard Magnitude and Frequency - They are directly inversely related. - If things aren’t managed properly, ppl will die. Magnitude, Frequency and Impact Ricks - Handling v. stopping disasters - Coping v. Impossibility Mixed blessing of Natural disasters - EX: tornadoes: mixing the soil. Damages of Hazards - Catastrophic potential of Hazards - Table 5.1 Hazard Evaluation Disaster Forecast, Prediction, and Warning - Forecast: based on past experience and condition, 10% of those conditions produced thistype of weather. - Height of buildings: based on historical data. Scientists, Hazards, and Media - Who gets to say what Geology 1014 week 4 - We blame in the wrong place (don't kill the messenger) - Hard to present information in black and white when ppls lives are involved. Risk assessment - Will it happen or not - How bad will it be? Rick Impact Human Response to Hazards - What do you need to do? - Succession of how you need to reciprocate. - - what steps do you need to take as an individual, as a parent, etc.
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