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Investigating Australia's Physical Environments
Natural Hazards Assessment Task

Humans have always sought to transform and control their environment. With the aid of technology we can move mountains, clear vast forests, change arid lands into fertile fields and divert the flow of rivers. There are, however, elements of our surroundings that remain beyond our control. From time to time, nature reminds us of its power and our own vulnerability.

Extreme events within physical environments can devastate whole communities, disrupt communications and cause economic hardship.

We cannot control these forces, but we can study the processes that cause them. This allows us to better predict extreme events and enables us to develop ways of better coping with their effects

Congratulations to two hardworking students for earning 100% for their Natural Hazards Assessment Task!!!
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Natural Hazards Glossary


There is a difference between natural hazards and natural disasters.
Natural hazards include events such as cyclones, wild storms, tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts, pestilence and bushfires.
Natural disasters occur when there is significant loss of life and property damage due to a natural hazard such as those listed above.





Severe Storms

Tropical Cyclones

Useful Web links

Geoscience Australia

Australian Government Website

2011 Queensland Floods

Victorian Bushfires 2009 - Black Saturday

Tropical Cyclone Yasi 2009

1989 Newcastle Earthquake

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