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Supporting Natural Hazards Management With Geospatial Technologies  

Diana Mitsova

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Jan 2019
On a global scale, natural disasters continue to inflict a heavy toll on communities and to pose challenges that either persist or amplify in complexity and scale. There is a need for ... More

Systems Approaches for Coastal Hazard Assessment and Resilience  

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

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Aug 2017
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 Economic Impact of Critical National Infrastructure Failure Due to Space Weather  

Edward J. Oughton

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Nov 2018
Space weather is a collective term for different solar or space phenomena that can detrimentally affect technology. However, current understanding of space weather hazards is still ... More

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

Michael Wehner, Federico Castillo, and Dáithí Stone

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Apr 2017
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 Production of Natural Hazard Services by Public Agencies and Private Contractors in the United States  

Alessandra Jerolleman

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Apr 2019
Natural hazard services include a wide range of activities, many of which are allied with public safety, but can also be taken to include natural resource management, land-use planning, ... More

The Production of Public Goods, Services, and Regulations for Natural Hazards  

Benoy Jacob

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Nov 2019
Hazard management scholars have begun to develop an important line of inquiry based upon the idea of governance. This growing body of work focuses attention on how the hazard functions ... More

The United States National Weather Service Real-Time Flood Forecasting  

Pedro J. Restrepo

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Jul 2017
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Floods
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

Transboundary Disasters and Nongovernmental Organizations  

Alka Sapat

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Jan 2019
In an increasingly interconnected world, the impacts of disasters and subsequent disaster relief and response operations are often no longer confined to directly affected communities, ... More

Understanding Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards  

Grant Heiken

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Jul 2016
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

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

Urban Planning and Natural Hazard Governance  

Ricardo Marten, Theresa Abrassart, and Camillo Boano

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Nov 2019
The establishment of effective linkages between institutional urban planning and disaster risk strategies remains a challenge for formal governance structures. For governments at all ... More

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool  

Benjamin Wisner

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Aug 2016
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

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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