Phys 3: Hazardous Environments

Links for Hazardous Environments in general (all types) e.g. for management, risk assessment, comparisons of risk in MEDCs and LEDCs

Post House Geography, Hazards. Excellent range of material: case studies etc. http://lindym.wordpress.com/category/hazards/

“Disaster risk increasing, says UN.” BBC news story from 2009 explaining why disasters are more frequent and why: read it here http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/in_depth/8054041.stm

Geog-On2IB Hazards and Disasters Risk Assessment and Response: a very good range of links and case studies.

Seismic hazards:

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Landslides:

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/landslides/How_does_BGS_classify_landslides.html

BGS landslide case studies

Atmospheric hazards:

Typhoon Haiyan

November 7 2013: image of the typhoon heading towards the Philippines

November 7 2013: image of the typhoon heading towards the Philippines (National Geographic)

National Geographic report November 7  2013 as typhoon Haiyan heads towards the Philippines. http://news.nationalgeographic.co.uk/news/2013/13/131106-supertyphoon-haiyan-yolanda-philippines/

Typhoon Haiyan case study

Discovery Channel: three part documentary on the disaster in the Philippines.
Part 1 is here. See the rest on You Tube  http://youtu.be/LF8jYSx3V3M

BBC report on tornadoes in USA, March 2015:
http://www.bbc.com/weather/features/32072946

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