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    So for part of the summer homework we've been given this really long list of around 100 words to define for tectonic activity. I've managed to find definitions for most of them but there are a few which I'm struggling on. So I was wondering if any of you wonderful people knew the definitions of these words:
    • Event profile
    • Loss burden
    • Management Cycle


    Also I was wondering if you knew what these two abbreviations stood for, they are CRED and EMDAT.

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    this is tectonic activity?! before I saw it was that I thought it was like idk something to do with business geography. since I probably need to know these too, I'll stick around to see if anyone knows haha
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    (Original post by kate3)
    this is tectonic activity?! before I saw it was that I thought it was like idk something to do with business geography. since I probably need to know these too, I'll stick around to see if anyone knows haha
    Yeah that was my thinking as I was working through them XD, I've managed to find out the meanings of most using good old google and my little collection of books but these last few are just being annoying :P. How did the geography exam go for you?
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    Key players - you need to know these generally, they are the people who have a role, so in the context of tectonics, people like USGS, local subsistence farmers, people responsible for monitoring etc

    Risk equation is the way of showing the level of risk, as a maths formula:

    Risk= (hazard x vulnerability)/capacity to cope

    So the greater the physical hazard - magnitude of an earthquake, for example, the greater the level of vulnerability people have to it, and the smaller their capacity to cope, the greater the risk is.

    Spatial extent is the area over which a hazard has spread, so for example how far an ash cloud spread after a volcanic eruption.
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    (Original post by Felineyx)
    Key players - you need to know these generally, they are the people who have a role, so in the context of tectonics, people like USGS, local subsistence farmers, people responsible for monitoring etc

    Risk equation is the way of showing the level of risk, as a maths formula:

    Risk= (hazard x vulnerability)/capacity to cope

    So the greater the physical hazard - magnitude of an earthquake, for example, the greater the level of vulnerability people have to it, and the smaller their capacity to cope, the greater the risk is.

    Spatial extent is the area over which a hazard has spread, so for example how far an ash cloud spread after a volcanic eruption.
    Thanks, only 3 more words to go now
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    (Original post by Zozzy)
    Yeah that was my thinking as I was working through them XD, I've managed to find out the meanings of most using good old google and my little collection of books but these last few are just being annoying :P. How did the geography exam go for you?
    turned out the exam went alright, got an A overall what about you? I really need to get some geographical books, I rely on either google or my atlas and it's not like you can say you regularly search stuff on google in your personal statement haha
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    I don't know if you've got CRED yet, but there's a few sites which agree it could be the centre for research on the epidemiology of disasters, http://www.cred.be/. looks like it does research to do with all kinds of disasters as well as volcanoes and earthquakes, and the extent of them. Also, just looking through my notes, saw that an event profile is to do with the frequency, magnitude, the appropriate scales, predictability and length/duration of a tectonic hazard
 
 
 
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