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Societal Impacts of Flood Hazards  

Philip Bubeck, Antje Otto, and Juergen Weichselgartner

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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

Socioeconomic Impacts of Infrastructure Disruptions  

Stephanie E. Chang

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Oct 2016
Infrastructure systems—sometimes referred to as critical infrastructure or lifelines—provide services such as energy, water, sanitation, transportation, and communications that are ... More

Systems Approaches for Coastal Hazard Assessment and Resilience  

Scott C. Hagen, Matthew V. Bilskie, Davina L. Passeri, Denise E. DeLorme, and David Yoskowitz

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 Impact of Moisture and Temperature on Human Health in Heat Waves  

Michael Wehner, Federico Castillo, and Dáithí Stone

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Apr 2017
Extremely high air temperatures are uncomfortable for everyone. For some segments of the population, they can be deadly. Both the physical and societal aspects of intense heat waves in a ... More

Understanding Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards  

Grant Heiken

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Jul 2016
Between 50 and 70 volcanoes erupt each year—just a fraction of the 1,000 identified volcanoes that may erupt in the near future. When compared with the catastrophic loss of lives and ... More

Urban and Spatial Planning in Natural Hazard Risk Management  

Jörn Birkmann

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

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool  

Benjamin Wisner

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Aug 2016
Vulnerability is complex because it involves many characteristics of people and groups that expose them to harm and limit their ability to anticipate, cope with, and recover from harm. The ... More

Water, Food and Shelter Security in Natural Hazards  

Janine M. H. Selendy

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