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GEO TERM 3


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What is Nature Deficit Disorder?
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the idea that humans are spending less time outdoors, and that this can cause behavioural problems

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What is Nature Deficit Disorder?
The idea that humans are spending less time outdoors, and that this can cause behavioural problems
What is hard engineering?
Hard engineering involves using materials such as rocks, boulders, steel and concrete.
What is soft engineering?
Soft engineering uses materials such as replacement of sand, vegetation of sand dunes and fencing.
What is Marine reserve?
A type of marine protected area. It is a section of the ocean where the government has placed limits on human activity
What is king tide?
It refers to any high tide well above average height
What is National Park?
An area set aside by a national government for the preservation of the natural environment
What is Storm Surge?
Abnormal rise in the ocean level generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tide
Longshore (Littoral) Drift?
Is the sediment moved by the longshore current
What is costal erosion?
The result of human activities and natural environment changes making the coastal dynamic action (wave, current, wind) lose balance in the coastal process.
What is Costal deposition?
When the sea loses energy, it drops the sand, rock particles and pebbles it has been carrying
What is Delta?
Wetlands that form as rivers which empty their water and sediment into another body of water
What is ICZM? (Integrated Coastal Zones)
Resourceful management system following an integrative, holistic approach and an interactive planning process addressing the complex management issues
What is Frontal Dune?
Frontal zones are regions of convergence and lift, which, in the presence of moisture, leads to cloud formation (condensation) and precipitation.
What is Provisional Services?
The tangible resources or goods that people obtain from ecosystems
What is Regulating Services?
The benefit provided by ecosystem processes that moderate natural phenomena. Eg, pollution, erosion, water purification
What is Supporting Services?
Ecosystems that are necessary for the production of all other ecosystem services
What is Cultural Services?
The non-material benefits people obtain from ecosystem.
What is Supporting Services?
The non-material benefits people obtain from ecosystem.
What is Swash?
When a wave breaks, water is washed up to the beach
What is Backwash?
When the water runs back down the beach after it is washed up.
What is Destructive Wave?
A destructive wave is created from big, strong waves when the wind is powerful and has been blowing for a long time.
What is Coastal Degradation?
Coastal Degradation are typically driven by the action of waves and currents, but also by mass wasting processes on slopes.
What is Coastal Squeeze?
As sea levels rise, important coastal ecosystem such as mangroves respond by retreating inland. However, in many places, sea walls and human structures like roads and building mean that they cannot move. Process is called Coastal Squeeze.
What is Ecotourism?
Responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education
What is Constructive Wave?
Constructive waves are created in calm weather and are less powerful than destructive waves. They break on the shore and deposit material, building up on beaches