Extreme Events: a physical reconstruction and risk assessment

Nott, Jonathan (2006) Extreme Events: a physical reconstruction and risk assessment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 1-310.

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Abstract

The assessment of risks posed by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis or tropical cyclones is often based on short-term historical records that 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 risk are becoming increasingly important." "In Extreme Events Jonathan Nott describes the many methods used to reconstruct such hazards from natural long-term records. He demonstrates how long-term (multi-century of millennial) records are essential in gaining a realistic understanding of the variability of natural hazards and also demonstrates how short-term historical records can often misrepresent the likely risks associated with natural hazards." "This book will form a useful resource for students taking courses covering natural hazards and risk assessment. It will also be valuable for urban planners, policy makers and non-specialists as a guide to understanding and reconstructing long-term records of natural hazards.

Item ID: 3573
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-0-521-82412-5
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 03:39
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified @ 60%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 20%
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