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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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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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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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Glacier Retreat and Lake Outburst Floods

Adam Emmer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 334 words.

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Global Catastrophes

Bill McGuire.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 152 pages.

Life on Earth will come to an end. It is just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species...

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The Global Climatology of Tropical Cyclones

Hamish Ramsay.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 349 words.

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Global warming

Bill McGuire.

in Global Catastrophes

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environment). 7715 words.

‘Global warming’ explains that the Earth is now warmer than it has been for over 90 per cent of its 4.6 billion year history and is heating up faster than at any time in the last 11,500...

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