Fractal Analysis for Natural Hazards

Fractal Analysis for Natural Hazards
Author: Giuseppe Cello,Bruce D. Malamud
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781862392014
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the Earth Sciences, the concept of fractals and scale invariance is well-recognized in many natural objects. However, the use of fractals for spatial and temporal analyses of natural hazards has been less used (and accepted) in the Earth Sciences. This book brings together twelve contributions that emphasize the role of fractal analyses in natural hazard research, including landslides, wildfires, floods, catastrophic rock fractures and earthquakes. A wide variety of spatial and temporal fractal-related approaches and techniques are applied to 'natural' data, experimental data, and computer simulations. These approaches include probabilistic hazard analysis, cellular-automata models, spatial analyses, temporal variability, prediction, and self-organizing behaviour. The main aims of this volume are to present current research on fractal analyses as applied to natural hazards, and to stimulate the curiosity of advanced Earth Science students and researchers in the use of fractals analyses for the better understanding of natural hazards.

Natural Hazards Mapping

Natural Hazards Mapping
Author: Chishitsu Chōsajo (Japan)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental mapping
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
Author: John P. Tiefenbacher
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 1789840856
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards Book Excerpt:

Natural Hazards - Risk, Exposure, Response, and Resilience demonstrates advanced techniques to measure risks, exposures, responses, and solutions to hazards in an array of communities. Eleven original research reports by international scholars on hazard assessment and management are organized into four sections: studies assessing risk using in-depth modeling and technological detection to provide insight into problems associated with earthquakes, torrential rains, and nuclear power plant safety; studies revealing the spatial distributions of exposure and impacts from an assortment of hazards; studies examining human response to increased awareness of the patterns of hazard; and a study demonstrating assessment of resilience of sociotechnological systems to natural hazards. This volume contributes new conceptual and practical commentaries to assess, mitigate, and plan for disasters.

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
Author: Edward Bryant
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-02-21
ISBN: 1139441108
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural hazards afflict all corners of the Earth; often unexpected, seemingly unavoidable and frequently catastrophic in their impact. This revised edition is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field. Clearly and concisely, the author describes and explains how hazards occur, examines prediction methods, considers recent and historical hazard events and explores the social impact of such disasters. This revised edition, first published in 2005, makes good use of the wealth of recent research into climate change and its effects.

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards
Author: Jonathan Rougier,Steve Sparks,Lisa J. Hill,Robert Stephen John Sparks
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2013-02-21
ISBN: 1107006198
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A state-of-the-art overview of natural hazard risk assessment, for researchers and professionals in natural-hazard science, risk management and environmental science.

Exploring Natural Hazards

Exploring Natural Hazards
Author: Darius Bartlett,Ramesh Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN: 1351681222
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Natural Hazards Book Excerpt:

This book addresses natural hazards from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It provides information on the physics and physical processes of a range of natural phenomena that pose hazards to human society, including tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and lightning. It highlights the current state of research on hazards discussed and deals primarily with their understanding, monitoring, and risk mitigation. Emphasis is on prediction techniques and accuracy, assessments and recent improvements in early warning systems. Using examples and case studies from around the world, the authors present environmental issues in a way that is accessible to readers working in the field.

Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
Author: Jörn Birkmann,Stefan Kienberger,David Alexander
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-12
ISBN: 0124105483
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental systems to climate change and eight natural hazards: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, forest fires, drought, coastal erosion, and heat waves. This book is an important contribution to the field, clarifying terms and investigating the nature of vulnerability to hazards in general and in various specific European contexts. In addition, this book helps improve understanding of vulnerability and gives thorough methodologies for investigating situations in which people and their environments are vulnerable to hazards. With case studies taken from across Europe, the underlying theoretical frame is transferrable to other geographical contexts, making the content relevant worldwide. Provides a framework of theory and methodology designed to help researchers and practitioners understand the phenomenon of vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters and to climate change Contains case studies that illustrate how to apply the methodology in different ways to diverse hazards in varied settings (rural, urban, coastal, mountain, and more) Describes how to validate the results of methodology application in different situations and how to respond to the needs of diverse groups of stakeholders represented by the public and private sectors, civil society, researchers, and academics

RISK21 Coping with Risks due to Natural Hazards in the 21st Century

RISK21   Coping with Risks due to Natural Hazards in the 21st Century
Author: Walter J. Ammann,Stefanie Dannenmann,Laurent Vulliet
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2006-08-17
ISBN: 0203963563
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RISK21 Coping with Risks due to Natural Hazards in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Over the last two decades, there has been an increase in the number of natural hazards which have culminated in catastrophic consequences, severely impacting on people and livelihoods. In response to this escalation, the Swiss Natural Hazards Competence Centre (CENAT) organized a workshop entitled "RISK21" at the Centro Stefano Franscini, Mon

Environmental Geography and Natural Hazards

Environmental Geography and Natural Hazards
Author: A. A. Pirazizy
Publsiher: Concept Publishing Company
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9788170224242
Category: Environment geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case study of Himachal Pradesh, India.

Natural Hazards and Man

Natural Hazards and Man
Author: Robert L. Kovach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Natural disasters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2009 February 26 2010 111 2 House Rept 111 424 PT 1

Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2009  February 26  2010  111 2 House Rept  111 424 PT 1
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Interpreting Aerial Photographs to Identify Natural Hazards

Interpreting Aerial Photographs to Identify Natural Hazards
Author: Charles E. Glass
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-08-14
ISBN: 0124200281
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Aerial Photographs to Identify Natural Hazards Book Excerpt:

Authored by a world-renowned aerial photography and remote sensing expert, Geographic Aerial Photography: Identifying Earth-Surface Hazards Through Image Interpretation is the most practical and authoritative reference available for any professional or student looking for a reference on how to recognize, analyze, interpret and avoid – or successfully plan for – dangerous contingencies. Whether they are related to natural terrain, geology, vegetation, hydrology or land use patterns – it’s critical for you to be able to recognize dangerous conditions when and where they exist. Failure to adequately recognize and characterize geomorphic, geologic, and hydrologic dangers on the ground using aerial photography is one of the major factors contributing to due to natural hazards and disasters, damage to architectural structures, and often the subsequent loss of human life as a result. Aerial photographs provide one of the most prevalent, inexpensive and under-utilized tools to those with the knowledge and expertise to interpret them. Authored by one of the world’s experts in aerial photography and remote sensing, with more than 35 years of experience in research and instruction Features more than 100 color photographs to vividly explore the fundamental principles of aerial photography Chapter tables underscore key concepts including channel size and shape characteristics, image scales, reverse fault values, and strike-slip fault systems

Technological Adjustments to Natural Hazards

Technological Adjustments to Natural Hazards
Author: Robert S. Ayre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 53
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Natural disasters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Selected Partially Annotated Bibliography of Recent Natural Hazards Publications

A Selected  Partially Annotated Bibliography of Recent     Natural Hazards Publications
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hazardous geographic environments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Notes on Insurance Against Loss from Natural Hazards

Notes on Insurance Against Loss from Natural Hazards
Author: Christopher K. Vaughn
Publsiher: sic. Toronto : Department of Geography, University of Toronto
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agricultural insurance
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Hazards and Oceanographic Processes from Satellite Data

Natural Hazards and Oceanographic Processes from Satellite Data
Author: R. P. Singh,M. A. Shea
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aerospace telemetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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National Public Policy and Natural Hazards in Developing Countries

National Public Policy and Natural Hazards in Developing Countries
Author: Elberier Osman Mohammed
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 502
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture and state
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Hazards in Canterbury Planning for Reduction stage 2

Natural Hazards in Canterbury   Planning for Reduction  stage 2
Author: P. J. Forsyth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Emergency management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the US Asia Conference on Engineering for Mitigating Natural Hazards Damage

Proceedings of the US Asia Conference on Engineering for Mitigating Natural Hazards Damage
Author: Pisidhi Karasudhi,Prinya Nutalaya,Arthur N. L. Chiu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 753
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buildings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Hazards and Disasters

Natural Hazards and Disasters
Author: Donald W. Hyndman,David W. Hyndman
Publsiher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards and Disasters Book Excerpt:

Written by a son-father team of prominent geologists, David and Donald Hyndman, NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS emphasizes earth and atmospheric hazards that appear suddenly or rapidly, without significant warning. The text further discusses ways to prevent or mitigate the damage caused by natural hazards, providing students with the latest scientific research related to these topics. "Case in Point" boxes generate discussion of individual cases to natural hazard processes and principles. The authors reinforce the need to become informed citizens and make educated living decisions. Students will find a balanced coverage of North American natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and volcanic eruptions. These hazards are illustrated using numerous four-color photos and diagrams. This new updated edition features a new chapter that extensively covers the devastating 2005 hurricane season, providing an in-depth look at the causes and effects of Hurricane Katrina.