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Glacier Retreat and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs)  

Adam Emmer

Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Glacier retreat is considered to be one of the most obvious manifestations of recent and ongoing climate change in the majority of glacierized alpine and high-latitude regions throughout ... More

The Global Climatology of Tropical Cyclones  

Hamish Ramsay

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

Governance of No-Notice or Limited-Notice Natural Hazards  

Maria Papathoma-Köhle and Dale Dominey-Howes

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

Great Earthquakes on Plate Boundaries  

Thorne Lay

Online publication date:
Jul 2016
Subject:
Earthquakes
Earthquakes involve sudden shear sliding motion between large rock masses across internal contact surfaces called faults. The slip on the fault releases strain energy previously stored in ... More

Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding  

Russ Schumacher

Subject:
Floods
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

The Human Ecology of Disaster Risk in Cold Mountainous Regions  

Kenneth Hewitt

A range of environmental and social dimensions of disasters occur in or are affected by the mountain cryosphere (MC). Core areas have glaciers and permafrost, intensive freeze-thaw, and ... More

Hydrodynamic Modeling of Urban Flood Flows and Disaster Risk Reduction  

Brett F. Sanders

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
Subject:
Floods
Communities facing urban flood risk have access to powerful flood simulation software for use in disaster-risk-reduction (DRR) initiatives. However, recent research has shown that flood ... More

Livelihoods in Bangladesh Floodplains  

Parvin Sultana and Paul Thompson

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

Long-Term Consequences of Natural Disasters  

Ilan Noy and William duPont

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

Modeling Tropical Cyclones in a Changing Climate  

Enrico Scoccimarro

Online publication date:
Dec 2016
Tropical cyclones (TCs) in their most intense expression (hurricanes or typhoons) are the main natural hazards known to humankind. The impressive socioeconomic consequences for countries ... More

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