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Disasters

Definition

  • Distinguish between a hazard event and a disaster. Explain why this distinction is not always completely objective.

Measuring disasters

  • Describe the methods used to quantify the spatial extent and intensity of disasters.
  • Explain the causes and impacts of any one disaster resulting from a natural hazard.
  • Explain the causes and impacts of any one recent human-induced hazard event or disaster.
  • Examine the ways in which the intensity and impacts of disasters vary in space and have changed over time.
 

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