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Snow Avalanches  

Christophe Ancey

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Mar 2016
Avalanches have long been a natural threat to humans in mountainous areas. At the end of the Middle Ages, the population in Europe experienced significant growth, leading to an intensive ... More

Social Capital and Natural Hazards Governance  

Daniel P. Aldrich

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

Societal Impacts of Flood Hazards  

Philip Bubeck, Antje Otto, and Juergen Weichselgartner

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Jun 2017
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Floods
Floods remain the most devastating natural hazard globally, despite substantial investments in flood prevention and management in recent decades. Fluvial floods, such as the ones in ... 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, Davina L. Passeri, Matthew V. Bilskie, Denise E. DeLorme, and David Yoskowitz

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Aug 2017
The framework presented herein supports a changing paradigm in the approaches used by coastal researchers, engineers, and social scientists to model the impacts of climate change and sea ... More

The United States National Weather Service Real-Time Flood Forecasting  

Pedro J. Restrepo

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Jul 2017
Subject:
Floods
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) is the agency responsible for flood forecasting. Operational flow forecasting at the NWS is carried out at the 13 river forecasting centers for main ... 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

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

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