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Assessing Volcanic Hazard

Joan Martí Molist.

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Geology and the Lithosphere; Geophysics. 26578 words.

Volcanoes represent complex geological systems capable of generating many dangerous phenomena. To evaluate and manage volcanic risk, we need first to assess volcanic hazard (i.e., identify...

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Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo and Julio Salcedo Castro.

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Oceanography and Hydrology; Atmospheric Sciences; Geophysics. 7286 words.

This article describes the threat costal hazards pose to existing life in light of climate change and natural disaster. It includes an overview of flooding, extreme waves, and other...

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Earthquake Risk Assessment

Max Wyss.

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Geology and the Lithosphere; Geophysics. 14205 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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