Monthly Archives: May 2010

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It is a natural disaster, which is hazardous to human beings, because it results in water shortage, causes damages to crops, and an increased death rate of livestock and wild animals. They occur in all different parts of the world. It is typically taught that there are seven colors in the rainbow and can be remembered by the mnemonic device Roy G Biv: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. It is important to have an understanding of what natural disasters may be and what could be experienced during a time of chaos.... [tags: Natural Disaster] Haitian Natural Disaster Response Team - The Haitian capital was devastated on January 12, 2010 by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

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DRESS in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Actually, both plates are drifting away from each other -- at a rate of approximately 1 in (2.5 cm) per year. Natural phenomena may be transformed into hazards either by excess or by dearth. Earthquakes are the deadliest of all natural disasters. During the recovery and reconstruction of the site, the cause was able to be determined as the combined negligence of monitoring of older subterranean infrastructure as well as high precipitation.

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You can create your own version of a Landforms Quiz using any of the imagery located on our website. For those who don’t know, earthbag buildings are made out of sand bags that are filled and stacked like masonry. Donor and technical assistance agencies should make their professional staff available for joint missions at varying stages of the project cycle. - Exchange of experiences. This Amazing Natural Disaster project includes facts and info about earthquakes and the science behind them, an experiment you can do yourself and helpful suggestions for other things to research, make, draw, create and include in your project!

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Only after the overall risk is fully understood should mitigation measures be identified, prioritized, and implemented. If you thought tornados are devastating, imagine a three state tornado. We've personally explored the surface of our moon and brought back rocks from there, and we've sampled a huge number of meteorites to learn more about matter from beyond our planet. The resolutions are steps that the society attempt to implement to revert the effects that the event has produced.

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High tide is under (or directly opposite) the moon, while low tide is when the moon is half an orbit away. When planning renovation projects, designers should consider opportunities to upgrade the roof structure and covering, and enhance the protection of openings by considering the addition of impact-resistant windows, doors, louvers, etc. It uses vegetation indices, calculated from sensors including AVHRR, MODIS and those aboard SPOT, to monitor vegetation vigour and density and spot problems as they develop.

It estimates rainfall using Meteosat infrared data, combined with rain gauge reports and microwave satellite observations, so as to model hydrological systems and how weather patterns might affect agriculture.

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A hurricane is defined as having a wind speed in excess of 73 mph (117 kph), but maximum sustained winds in the strongest tropical cyclones have been estimated to reach 195 mph. About 9,000 people -- almost 20% of the country's population at the time -- died of starvation after the eruption, because their livestock had perished from grazing on grass contaminated by fluorine-rich gases emitted during this eight month-long eruption. The full article is available here as HTML.

Remote sensing for natural disasters: Facts and figures

By Sian Lewis

Sian Lewis explains how remote sensing can be used to help manage natural disasters and highlights ongoing efforts and obstacles.

Severe geo-physical or climatic events, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, droughts, floods, cyclones and fire that threaten people or property, are termed natural hazards.

When they destroy people's lives and livelihoods, they become natural disasters.

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Tropical cyclones are a type of low pressure system which generally forms in the tropics. I think there is more evidence for human influence rather than natural causes. Simply it involve the part of geosciences that addresses Earth’s solid surface, crust, mantle, and core, including interactions between the solid Earth and the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. When was this plague bacterium identified? However, the description of this hypothetical universe corresponds almost exactly to the Bible's description of heaven (see What Will Heaven be Like? ).

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In reportedly a matter of a few seconds for some towns, the tornado, stubbornly set on its path of destruction, swept through many towns. These kinds of disasters can cause significant physical damage, interruption of business services and personal injury/loss of life. It could also be possible to integrate oral traditions within the mitigation plans, using the local knowledge with the scientific, bridging the gap between the scientific communities and the local populaces.

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They believe that the gravitational attraction of the Moon triggers earthquakes and other natural disasters. Go Facts introduces the structures and conventions of nonfiction writing, presenting models that are explored via activities in the Teaching Guides (sold separately). The preliminary analysis indicated that many of these actions would have a high cost-benefit ratio. The oil spill polluted approximately 300 kilometres of coastline, destroying fisheries, oysters and seaweed beds.

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None of these changes have yet been measured--only calculated. Although dykes (called levees in America) protect these estates and central Bangkok, they may raise water levels, and thus the risk of flooding, elsewhere. The student sections contain short reading sections followed by a review page containing comprehension questions. He was among the first to correctly identify the origin of amber as a fossilized resin from trees by the observation of insects trapped within some pieces.