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Modeling Power Outage Risk From Natural Hazards  

Seth Guikema and Roshanak Nateghi

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Jun 2018
Natural disasters can have significant widespread impacts on society, and they often lead to loss of electric power for a large number of customers in the most heavily impacted areas. In ... More

Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change-Related Flood Risks  

Brenden Jongman, Hessel C. Winsemius, Stuart A. Fraser, Sanne Muis, and Philip J. Ward

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Feb 2018
The flooding of rivers and coastlines is the most frequent and damaging of all natural hazards. Between 1980 and 2016, total direct damages exceeded $1.6 trillion, and at least 225,000 ... More

Human Extinction from Natural Hazard Events  

Anders Sandberg

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Feb 2018
Like any other species, Homo sapiens can potentially go extinct. This risk is an existential risk: a threat to the entire future of the species (and possible descendants). While ... More

Permafrost-Related Geohazards in Cold Russian Regions  

Dmitry Sergeev

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Jan 2018
Permafrost, or perennially frozen ground, and the processes linked to the water phase change in ground-pore media are sources of specific dangers to infrastructure and economic activity in ... More

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

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

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Oct 2017
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

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

Vijay Gupta

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Sep 2017
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

Measuring Flood Discharge  

Marian Muste and Ton Hoitink

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Aug 2017
With a continuous global increase in flood frequency and intensity, there is an immediate need for new science-based solutions for flood mitigation, resilience, and adaptation that can be ... More

Evolution of Strategic Flood Risk Management in Support of Social Justice, Ecosystem Health, and Resilience  

Paul Sayers

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May 2017
Throughout history, flood management practice has evolved in response to flood events. This heuristic approach has yielded some important incremental shifts in both policy and planning ... More

Physical Vulnerability in Earthquake Risk Assessment  

Abdelghani Meslem and Dominik H. Lang

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May 2017
In the fields of earthquake engineering and seismic risk reduction the term “physical vulnerability” defines the component that translates the relationship between seismic shaking ... More

Flood Risk Analysis  

Bruno Merz

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Mar 2017
Floods affect more people worldwide than any other natural hazard. Flood risk results from the interplay of a range of processes. For river floods, these are the flood-triggering processes ... More

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