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Floods
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Impact
Prediction
Action


Volcanoes
Cause
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Prediction
Action

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How to use this site
The site aims to give you detailed information on two Environmental Hazards case studies. The first is a weather-related case study on flooding in Inverness on 8 September 2002. The second is a non-weather related case study about the volcanic eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat on 25 July 1997. Each of the case studies has the following areas to investigate:
Introduction
Cause
Impact
Prediction
Action

We suggest you work though each area in the order outlined above, starting with the Introduction. When you have completed a section print the 'Summary' and then try the ‘Exercise’ as this will consolidate what you have learned.

The site map provides a link to each page within the site. If you wish to visit a specific section, or page, the site map will be a useful tool.
Revision
The Revision section offers sample exam questions specific to each case study. You have the option to compose an answer and compare it to a suggested answer. These answers can be printed and used for further revision. This section also gives tips for answering exam questions.
Summary Pages
The Summary Pages give the main conclusions for each section of the site. These pages can be printed and may be useful for revision purposes. The summary pages can be accessed in two ways. A specific summary will appear at the end of each section of the site. Additionally, all the summary pages can be accessed by selecting 'Summary Pages' from the site map or selecting the above link.
Useful Sites
Below we have provided a list of relevant hyperlinks. They will help you get more detailed information on both case studies.
Floods
www.sepa.org.uk/flooding/
www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood/
www.metoffice.com/
www.geographyhigh.connectfree.co.uk/
Volcanoes
www.bgs.ac.uk/education/montserrat/Monshome.html
www.mvo.ms
www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/west.indies/soufriere/govt/
pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volc/
www.usgs.gov/hazards/volcanoes/
www.cdera.org/doccentre/hazards.php
www.learner.org/exhibits/volcanoes
www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/
Notes
T
he geography curriculum changed in 2004. Volcanoes remain part of the new syllabus however floods are no longer covered at Intermediate 2.

From January 2003 Ordnance Survey has re-branded some symbols. This means that on the 1:50 000 map A-class roads have been changed from red to green. On this site all the A-class roads remain red but please be aware in exams they may appear green.


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