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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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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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