Saturday, 24 January 2009

Good Luck Year 11 and 13!

Monday is a big exam day for our great geographers! Wishing you all luck... - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Year 11
Don't forget that the DME PowerPoint was posted on here a little while ago if you need it. Think sustainable or unsustainable!!!

Year 13
When discussing the effectiveness of hazard management, remember that their success depends on a number of factors...

  • Type of hazard - eg hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, flooding, tornado
  • Frequency - how often the hazard happens
  • Magnitude - the size of the hazard event
  • Spatial/areal reliability - how reliable the management is over a particular space and area
  • Speed of Onset - how quickly the hazard starts e.g. earthquakes have a quick speed of onset whereas volcanic eruptions are slower
  • Technology available
  • Education - is the population aware of what to do in the event of a hazard?
  • Preparedness - is the region and its population prepared for the event?
  • Economic resources - MEDC? LEDC?
  • History - have they learnt any lessons from previous events?

If you need to ask any questions about either exams, add them to the comments at the end of this post and I'll answer them!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi miss, it's Elliot

I'm looking at the China Earthquake and Burma Cyclone information and i'm not sure how exactly to use them. I can see lots of information about response but not much about prediction/prevention, and i'm basically not sure what bits to use if they are at all helpful. Thanks

Miss Blackmore said...

The great thing about both the China earthquake and the Burma cyclone is how recent they have been in relation to some of the other case studies. Saying that, it is harder to relate them to this generalisation as the main thing about them was their varying responses.

I've just had a quick search of the Independent to see what articles they have on these case studies in relation to preparation, prediction etc and came up with very little. Did find this general article on earthquake prediction...

Stick with the more relevant case studies like Katrina, SE Asia tsunami etc.

I put some general pieces of advice on the comment box under the past exam questions as well...may be worth having a look to remind yourself. Especially as I have mentionned the use of planning time at the start of the exam.

If there's anything else, add more comments. I'll be checking intermitently evening.

Good luck!!