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MAIN IDEA-Some natural hazards, such as volcanic eruptions and severe weather, are proceeded by phenomena that allow for reliable predictions.
Others, such as earthquakes, occur suddenly and with no notice, and thus are not yet predictable. Mapping the history of natural hazards in a region, combined with an understanding of related geologic forces can help forecast the locations and likelihood of future events. Natural Hazards-(and the resulting disasters) are the result of naturally occurring processes that have operated throughout Earth's history. Examples include Earthquakes
Geological processes-dynamic processes at work in the earth's landforms and surfaces.
Ex.) Earthquakes and volcanoes.
Surface processes-dynamic processes at work on the earth's surfaces.
Ex.) Mass wasting and tsunamis.
Severe weather-refers to any dangerous meteorological phenomena with the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life.
Types of severe weather phenomena vary, depending on the latitude, altitude, topography, and atmospheric conditions.
Ex.) Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods.
Scientists organize given data that represent the type of natural hazard event and features associated with that type of event.
This includes the location, magnitude, frequency, and any associated precursor event or geologic force.
All this plus much, much more like hazard analysis, prediction, patterns, susceptibility, technologies, etc.
Can be edited for younger or older learners.
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