Geological Processes

Natural Hazards

In your Assessment Task you will need to write a one or two paragraphs providing detailed information on the Geological Processes relevant to your hazard.


For SEVERE STORMS you would write a detailed explanation of processes such as atmospheric conditions.

For EARTHQUAKES you would write a detailed explanation about plate tectonics and fault lines.

For FLOODS you would write a detailed explanation of Australia’s river systems and drainage basins, climatic conditions, La Nina, cyclones and severe storms.

For CYCLONES you would write a detailed explanation about ocean temperatures, atmospheric pressure systems and the latitude co-ordinates in which they occur.

For BUSHFIRES you would write a detailed explanation about the drying of the Australian continent, El Nino, the evolution of Australian flora and factors affecting the occurrence and spread of bushfires.

For DROUGHTS you would write a detailed explanation about the Southern Oscillation, El Nino and La Nina