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Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change Related Flood Risks

Brenden Jongman, Hessel C. Winsemius, Stuart A. Fraser, Sanne Muis and Philip J. Ward.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 446 words.

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Climate Change Adaptation

Philipp Schmidt-Thomé.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 11889 words.

Climate change adaptation is the ability of a society or a natural system to adjust to the (changing) conditions that support life in a certain climate region, including weather extremes in...

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Climatology of Flooding in the United States

Gabriele Villarini and Louise Slater.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 15362 words.

Flood losses in the United States have increased dramatically over the course of the past century, averaging US$7.96 billion in damages per year for the 30-year period ranging from 1985 to...

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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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Debris-Flow Risk Assessment

Matthias Jakob, Kris Holm and Scott McDougall.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 12240 words.

Debris flows are one of the most destructive landslide processes worldwide, given their ubiquity in mountainous areas occupied by human settlement or industrial facilities around the world....

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Disaster and Response in an Experiment Called New Orleans, 1700s–2000s

Richard Campanella.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science). 17132 words.

As an urbanized river-dominated delta, New Orleans, Louisiana, ranks among the most experimental of cities, a test of whether the needs of a stable human settlement can coexist with the...

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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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Earthquakes in Political, Economic, and Cultural History

Andrew Robinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science). 12635 words.

The immediate aftermath of a great urban earthquake is a dramatic and terrible event, comparable to a massive terrorist attack. Yet the shocking impact soon fades from the public mind and...

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The enemy within

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 7789 words.

‘The Enemy Within’ begins with volcanic super-eruptions and their devastating consequences such as the 1815 eruption of volcano Tambora in Indonesia, and ancient eruptions in Yellowstone,...

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Epilogue

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 1333 words.

‘The Epilogue’ summarizes our current position. We are well into a cycle of warming that is certain to lead to dramatic geophysical, social, and economic changes during the next hundred...

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