Extreme Events in Nature and Society / Edition 1

Extreme Events in Nature and Society / Edition 1

by Sergio Albeverio
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540286101

ISBN-13: 9783540286103

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Significant, and usually unwelcome, surprises, such as floods, financial crisis, epileptic seizures, or material rupture, are the topics of Extreme Events in Nature and Society. The book, authored by foremost experts in these fields, reveals unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin,

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Significant, and usually unwelcome, surprises, such as floods, financial crisis, epileptic seizures, or material rupture, are the topics of Extreme Events in Nature and Society. The book, authored by foremost experts in these fields, reveals unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. The chapters converge towards the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. Extreme Events in Nature and Society will interest not only specialists, but also the general reader eager to learn how the multifaceted field of extreme events can be viewed as a coherent whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540286103
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Frontiers Collection Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1Extreme events : magic, mysteries, and challenges1
2Anticipating extreme events21
3Mathematical methods and concepts for the analysis of extreme events47
4Dynamical interpretation of extreme events : predictability and predictions69
5Endogenous versus exogenous origins of crises95
6Epilepsy : extreme events in the human brain123
7Extreme events in the geological past145
8Wind and precipitation extremes in the earth's atmosphere169
9Freak ocean waves and refraction of Gaussian seas189
10Predicting the lifetime of steel211
11Computer simulations of opinions and their reactions to extreme events233
12Networks of the extreme : a search for the exceptional259
13Risk management and physical modelling for mountainous natural hazards277
14Prevention of surprise295
15Disasters as extreme events and the importance of network interactions for disaster response management319

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