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Ontological Security and Natural Hazards  

Tim Harries

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Sep 2017
People not only want to be safe from natural hazards; they also want to feel they are safe. Sometimes these two desires pull in different directions, and when they do, this slows the ... More

Palaeotsunamis  

James Goff

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Mar 2017
How big, how often, and where from? This is almost a mantra for researchers trying to understand tsunami hazard and risk. What we do know is that events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean ... More

Permafrost-Related Geohazards and Infrastructure Construction in Mountainous Environments  

Lukas U. Arenson and Matthias Jakob

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Sep 2017
Mountain environments, home to about 12% of the global population and covering nearly a quarter of the global land surface, create hazardous conditions for various infrastructures. The ... More

Physical Resilience in Cities  

Anna Bozza, Domenico Asprone, and Gaetano Manfredi

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May 2017
In the early 21st century, achieving the sustainability of urban environments while coping with increasingly occurring natural disasters is a very ambitious challenge for contemporary ... More

Physical Vulnerability in Earthquake Risk Assessment  

Abdelghani Meslem and Dominik H. Lang

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May 2017
In the fields of earthquake engineering and seismic risk reduction the term “physical vulnerability” defines the component that translates the relationship between seismic shaking ... More

Policy Process Theory and Natural Hazards  

Thomas A. Birkland

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Nov 2016
Natural disasters pose important problems for societies and governments. Governments are charged with making policies to protect public safety. Large disasters, then, can reveal problems ... More

Post-Disaster Housing Recovery  

Anuradha Mukherji

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Apr 2017
Rapid urbanization and growing populations have put tremendous pressures on limited global housing stocks. As the frequency of disasters has increased with devastating impacts on this ... More

Psychological Strategies and Challenges in Disaster Recovery  

Priscilla Dass-Brailsford

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

Public Finance of Natural Hazards Risk Reduction and Community Resilience Promotion in Developed Countries  

Charlotte Kirschner and Akheil Singla

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

Readiness for Natural Hazards  

Douglas Paton

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Dec 2016
Humankind has always lived with natural hazards and their consequences. While the frequency and intensity of geological processes may have remained relatively stable, population growth and ... More

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