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Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

  • ID: 2899430
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 312 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major atmospheric disasters that have had and continue to have major implications for many of the world's people, such as floods and droughts. . This volume takes a geoscientific approach to the topic, while also covering current thinking about some directly relevant social scientific issues that can affect lives and property. Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters also contains new insights about how climate change affects hazardous processes. For the first time, information on the many diverse topics relevant to professionals is aggregated into one volume.

  • Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board
  • Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide
  • Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action
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SECTION I: FLOODS AND STORMS 1. Flood processes 2. Measuring and mapping flood processes 3. Palaeoflood hydrology: Reconstructing rare events and extreme flood discharges 4. Global and low-cost topographic data to support flood studies 5. Water related vulnerability, exposure, economic losses 6. Integrated risk assessment of water related processes 7. The benefits of risk prevention: Application of the KULTURisk methodology (Barcelonnette, Ubaye Valley, France) 8. Training material on flood modelling and risk assessment

SECTION II: WIND, HEAT WAVES, AND DROUGHTS 9. Wind vulnerability & exposure assessment 10. Wind risk analysis of wind related processes 11. Drought processes: Data and analysis 12. Hydrological modelling for drought assessment
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Paron, Paolo
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