Extreme Events: A Physical Reconstruction and Risk Assessment

Extreme Events: A Physical Reconstruction and Risk Assessment

by Jonathan Nott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521530989

ISBN-13: 9780521530989

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The assessment of risks posed by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis or cyclones, may not reflect the full range or magnitude of events possible. As human populations grow, especially in hazard-prone areas, methods for accurately assessing natural hazard risks are becoming increasingly important. Jonathan Nott describes the many methods…  See more details below

Overview

The assessment of risks posed by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis or cyclones, may not reflect the full range or magnitude of events possible. As human populations grow, especially in hazard-prone areas, methods for accurately assessing natural hazard risks are becoming increasingly important. Jonathan Nott describes the many methods used to reconstruct such hazards from natural long-term records. He demonstrates how long-term records are essential in gaining a realistic understanding of the variability of natural hazards, and how short-term historical records can often misrepresent likely risks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521530989
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Droughts; 3. Floods; 4. Tropical cyclones; 5. Tsunamis; 6. Earthquakes; 7. Landslides; 8. Volcanoes; 9. Asteroids; 10. Extreme events over time; Appendix; References; Index.

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