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Readiness for Natural Hazards  

Douglas Paton

Online publication date:
Dec 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Humankind has always lived with natural hazards and their consequences. While the frequency and intensity of geological processes may have remained relatively stable, population growth and ... More

Remote Sensing of Floods  

Guy J.-P. Schumann

Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
For about 40 years, with a proliferation over the last two decades, remote sensing data, primarily in the form of satellite and airborne imagery and altimetry, have been used to study ... More

Remote Sensing and Physical Modeling of Fires, Floods, and Landslides  

Mahesh Prakash, James Hilton, Claire Miller, Vincent Lemiale, Raymond Cohen, and Yunze Wang

Online publication date:
Oct 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Remotely sensed data for the observation and analysis of natural hazards is becoming increasingly commonplace and accessible. Furthermore, the accuracy and coverage of such data is rapidly ... More

Risk and Resilience in Management and Governance Processes  

Christian Kuhlicke

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Scalar Politics in Flood Risk Management and Community Engagement  

Thomas Thaler

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Oct 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Recent extreme hydrological events (e.g., in the United States in 2005 or 2012, Pakistan in 2010, and Thailand in 2011) revealed increasing flood risks due to climate and societal change. ... More

Scaling Theory of Floods for Developing a Physical Basis of Statistical Flood Frequency Relations  

Vijay Gupta

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Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Prediction of floods at locations where no streamflow data exist is a global issue because most of the countries involved don’t have adequate streamflow records. The United States ... More

Snow Avalanches  

Christophe Ancey

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Avalanches have long been a natural threat to humans in mountainous areas. At the end of the Middle Ages, the population in Europe experienced significant growth, leading to an intensive ... More

Social Capital and Natural Hazards Governance  

Daniel P. Aldrich

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Societal Impacts of Flood Hazards  

Philip Bubeck, Antje Otto, and Juergen Weichselgartner

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Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Floods remain the most devastating natural hazard globally, despite substantial investments in flood prevention and management in recent decades. Fluvial floods, such as the ones in ... More

Socioeconomic Impacts of Infrastructure Disruptions  

Stephanie E. Chang

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Oct 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Infrastructure systems—sometimes referred to as critical infrastructure or lifelines—provide services such as energy, water, sanitation, transportation, and communications that are ... More

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