Monitoring Our Home Planet

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Monitoring Our Home Planet
Michael Davis
Argosy University

This paper is being submitted in details the effect that natural disaster has on the planet Earth. Analyzing the impact of potential natural disasters on: geography, resources, politics, economics, and disaster preparedness and how to monitor the future natural disasters.

Monitoring Our Home Planet Natural Disaster has a major impact on the inhabitants that live on the planet Earth. A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes ( Retrieved from That impact in an
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Geostationary satellites are positioned at a much higher altitude. They orbit the Earth at the same speed as the Earth rotates on its axis, in effect remaining stationary above the ground and viewing the whole earth disk below (Lewis, 2009). The information gathered by these satellites help monitor the natural disasters and provides data to help minimize the death and destruction that natural disaster accumulate. Tsunamis just like earthquakes are sudden and hard to prepare for when the natural disaster occur. Tsunamis are quick and powerful waves of water that when impacted on the surface is dangerous, devastating, and deadly. A tsunami is a large ocean wave that is caused by sudden motion on the ocean floor. This sudden motion could be an earthquake, a powerful volcanic eruption, or an underwater landslide. Tsunamis travel across the open ocean at great speeds and build into large deadly waves in the shallow water of a shoreline (“What causes a,” 2005). Tsunamis are not uncommon in Japan and usually there is a limited amount of warning before they hit. Moving at high speed it washed away everything in its path including people and property (Evans, 2011). Countries like Japan are susceptible to tsunamis on a regular basis. Hawaii, Indonesia, New Zealand and Chile are rated as the most likely places to be affected by Tsunami. Most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes generated in a subduction zone, an area where an oceanic