Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters

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  • Author : Douglas Paton
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Pages : 268 pages
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Douglas Paton,Sarah McCaffrey,Petra T. Buergelt,Fantina Tedim
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release : 13 October 2014
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More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires and measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geo-scientific and environmental approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts of human-induced

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 October 2014
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Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they’re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts human-induced causes such as deforestation, blasting, and building

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 13 November 2017
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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board

Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Douglas Paton
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 October 2014
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More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires and measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geo-scientific and environmental approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts of human-induced

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  • Author : Peijun Shi,Roger Kasperson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 11 March 2015
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Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Ramesh Sivanpillai,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 01 October 2015
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Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major disasters of the biosphere that have significant implications for many of the world's people: plagues and pandemics, wildfires, non-native species, deforestation, desertification, and locusts. This fascinating volume from Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters Series takes a geoscientific approach to the topic and contains new insights about how biological disasters affect hazardous processes, underscoring the relationship between biological disasters to other natural disasters. In addition, this book covers current

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  • Author : Max Wyss,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 10 July 2014
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Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 November 2019
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Extreme wildfires events and disasters, exacerbated by climate change, societal, economic, and political processes, are occurring with increasing frequency across the globe. Current management strategies cannot control these fires which exceed the capacity of suppression systems, leaving threatened communities extremely vulnerable. Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 November 2019
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Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters: Root Causes and New Management Strategies highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on the operational concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST). Under the guidance of its expert editors, the book highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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Around the world, youth are recognized as playing an important role in reducing the risk of disasters and promoting community resilience. Youth are participating in disaster education programs and carrying home what they learn; their families, in turn, are disseminating knowledge into the community. Youth are also collecting data and doing actual mitigation work that furthers the ability of homeowners and organizations to take appropriate action to address wildfire risk. In addition to making a difference today, youth disaster education

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  • Author : Wade E. Professor Martin,Carol Professor Raish,Brian Professor Kent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 September 2010
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The continuing encroachment of human settlements into fire-prone areas and extreme fire seasons in recent years make it urgent that we better understand both the physical and human dimensions of managing the risk from wildfire. Wildfire Risk follows from our awareness that increasing public knowledge about wildfire hazard does not necessarily lead to appropriate risk reduction behavior. Drawing heavily upon health and risk communication, and risk modeling, the authors advance our understanding of how individuals and communities respond to wildfire

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 02 May 2017
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This book is a unique, transdisciplinary summary of the state of the art of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Indonesia. It provides a comprehensive overview of disaster risk governance across all levels and multiple actors including diverse perspectives from practitioners and researchers on the challenges and progress of DRR in Indonesia. The book includes novel and emerging topics such as the role of culture, religion, psychology and the media in DRR. It is essential reading for students, researchers, and policy

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 12 February 2021
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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition, provides you with the latest scientific developments in sea level rise, permafrost degradation, rock/ice avalanches, glacier surges, glacial lake outburst floods, ice shelf collapses, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness and mitigation. The book takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can affect ecosystems and global economies. Special emphasis is placed on the rapidly progressing effects from global

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 October 2014
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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board

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  • Author : Michael C. Marsh,Carla E. Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Nova Novinka
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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Various factors have emerged to increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires in our National Forests. Years of suppression of natural fires, an increase in human populations living in and around the forests, changes in climate such as prolonged droughts, and beetle infestations are just some of those factors. With the rising occurrence of devastating fires, managing risk has become critical. This book provides background information to examine the ways in which different groups or disaster subcultures develop the mentalities or