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Socio-Hydrology of Floods  

Giuliano Di Baldassarre

Online publication date:
Oct 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Fatalities and economic losses caused by floods are dramatically increasing in many regions of the world, and there is serious concern about future flood risk given the potentially ... More

Systems Approaches for Coastal Hazard Assessment and Resilience  

Scott C. Hagen, Davina L. Passeri, Matthew V. Bilskie, Denise E. DeLorme, and David Yoskowitz

Online publication date:
Aug 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
The framework presented herein supports a changing paradigm in the approaches used by coastal researchers, engineers, and social scientists to model the impacts of climate change and sea ... More

The Impact of Moisture and Temperature on Human Health in Heat Waves  

Michael Wehner, Federico Castillo, and Dáithí Stone

Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Extremely high air temperatures are uncomfortable for everyone. For some segments of the population, they can be deadly. Both the physical and societal aspects of intense heat waves in a ... More

The United States National Weather Service Real-Time Flood Forecasting  

Pedro J. Restrepo

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) is the agency responsible for flood forecasting. Operational flow forecasting at the NWS is carried out at the 13 river forecasting centers for main ... More

Understanding Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards  

Grant Heiken

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Jul 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Between 50 and 70 volcanoes erupt each year—just a fraction of the 1,000 identified volcanoes that may erupt in the near future. When compared with the catastrophic loss of lives and ... More

Urban and Spatial Planning in Natural Hazard Risk Management  

Jörn Birkmann

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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

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool  

Benjamin Wisner

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Aug 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Natural Hazard Science
Vulnerability is complex because it involves many characteristics of people and groups that expose them to harm and limit their ability to anticipate, cope with, and recover from harm. The ... More

Water, Food and Shelter Security in Natural Hazards  

Janine M. H. Selendy

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

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