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Communicating Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Susanne Moser.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Communication Studies; Earth Sciences and Geography. 172 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Please check back later for the full article.

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Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Tim Forsyth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 9423 words.

Community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change is an approach to adaptation that aims to include vulnerable people in the design and implementation of adaptation measures. The most...

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Earthquake Risk Assessment

Max Wyss.

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Geology and the Lithosphere; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 14175 words.

This article discusses the importance of assessing and estimating the risk of earthquakes. It begins with an overview of earthquake prediction and relevant terms, namely: earthquake hazard,...

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The Great Green Wall in the Sahel

Cheikh Mbow.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Meteorology and Climatology; Earth Sciences and Geography. 9525 words.

For several decades, the Sahelian countries have been facing continuing rainfall shortages, which, coupled with anthropogenic factors, have severely disrupted the great ecological balance,...

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Tornadoes and Their Parent Convective Storms

Howard B. Bluestein.

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Atmospheric Sciences. 20604 words.

In the past four decades much has been discovered about tornado formation and structure from observations, laboratory models, and numerical-simulation experiments. Observations include...

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