Applied Geography: Principles and Practice: An Introduction to Useful Research in Physical, Environmental and Human Geography

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1.1 Cycles of pure and applied geography 8
2.1 Estimated impact of a 1-metre rise in sea level 29
2.2 Trends in world crop production along with modelled results of the impact of climate change on productivity 30
3.1 Emissions of sulphurous gases for selected countries 42
3.2 Emissions of nitrous gases for selected countries 43
3.3 Examples of changes in the pH of lake waters that have occurred since c. 1840 in the UK, Europe and North America 44
4.1 Classification of tropical cyclones with hurricane classes based on the Saffir-Simpson damage potential scale 54
4.2 Percentages of the North Atlantic/Caribbean, east Pacific and Australian cyclone areas showing increases, decreases or no change in cyclone activity 59
4.3 Role of vegetation cover in hurricane effects on reef islands in Belize during Hurricane Hattie in 1961 61
4.4 Responses to tropical cyclone hazards in relation to stage of development of a territory 62
6.1 Landslide classification 84
6.2 The Montrose hazard zonation scheme 91
7.1 The twenty-four most severe floods worldwide 97
7.2 The potential flood damage to different land uses in the River Irwell floodplain 102
7.3 Economic appraisal of alternative flood alleviation standards for the River Irwell 103
8.1 Average rates of surface elevation change, 1995-7, outside and inside the managed retreat site at Tollesbury Fleet, Blackwater estuary, Essex, UK 120
10.1 Water management priorities, 1997 141
10.2 Examples of the required standards of potable waters 144
10.3 Questions posed by the prescribed standards and values for drinking water 145
10.4 The probable components of ‘K’ to be employed in periodic review 3 in 1999 145
10.5 Components and possible amplitudes of true and resource demand 146
11.1 Major water quality issues excluding ecological quality 155
11.2 The percentage contribution of individual fractions to nutrient fluxes in selected UK drainage basins 158
11.3 Principal sources of salinity caused by human activity 159
11.4 Concentrations of selected metals in roof, street and stormwater runoff in the Karlsruhe/Waldstadt region of Germany 162

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