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Geophysical Hazards

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In this book, geoscientists, social scientists, and those involved in both the administration of international science and international disaster reduction address the latest in the science of natural hazards as well as our response to them.

The International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) was established as a means of raising worldwide public and political awareness of the vast, though frequently under-used, potential the Earth Sciences possess for improving the quality of life of the peoples of the world and safeguarding Earth's rich and diverse environments. The International Year project was jointly initiated in 2000 by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the Earth Science Division of the United Nations Educational, Scienti?c and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). IUGS, which is a Non-Governmental Organisation, and UNESCO, an Inter-Governmental Orga- sation, already shared a long record of productive cooperation in the natural sciences and their application to societal problems, including the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) now in its fourth decade. With its main goals of raising public awareness of, and enhancing research in the Earth sciences on a global scale in both the developed and less-developed countries of the world, two operational programmes were demanded. In 2002 and 2003, the Series Editors together with Dr. Ted Nield and Dr. Henk Schalke (all four being core members of the Management Team at that time) drew up outlines of a Science and an Outreach Programme. In 2005, following the UN proclamation of 2008 as the United Nations International Year of Planet Earth, the "Year" grew into a triennium (2007-2009).

From the reviews:Geophysical Hazards is a timely compendium containing contributions by 36 authors and 19 reviewers covering various major geophysical hazards contemporary societies face. These hazards include tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, rising and falling sea and lake levels, and climate change. The publishers production standard is excellent as well, and maps, diagrams, and tables are of good quality. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals. (J. D. Ives, Choice, Vol. 48 (2), October, 2010)


This volume, written by the Hazards Science Team of the International Year of Planet Earth, brings together some of the most influential international scientists dealing with Natural Hazards and society's response to natural hazards. It recognises that hazards, like poverty, will always be with us but that concerted and organised societal response can prevent a hazard becoming a disaster. By bringing together geoscientists, social scientists and those concerned with the administration of international science and international disaster reduction, this book details the state-of-the-science as well as the state-of-the-response in natural hazards.

The contents of this volume fall into four parts:

Part 1 deals with the IYPE Hazards Theme and its relation to society, emphasising that implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action requires a strong emphasis on human societies, human security, and that this can be achieved only through appropriate communication. Part 2 focuses on the response of the international scientific community. Part 3 concentrates on geophysical risk and sustainability by considering climate and climate change as well as the theory and the praxis involved in hazards, their prevention and mitigation. Part 4 relates to the observation and assessment of geo-hazards and risk.

The IYPE Hazards Theme: Minimising Risk, Maximising Awareness.- The Hazards Theme of the International Year of Planet Earth.- Social Science Perspectives on Hazards and Vulnerability Science.- Focusing on the Environment and Human Security Nexus.- Communicating Geological Hazards: Educating, Training and Assisting Geoscientists in Communication Skills.- The Response of the International Scientific Community.- of a New International Research Program: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk - The Challenge of Natural and Human-Induced Environmental Hazards.- Building a University Network for Disaster Risk Reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.- Co-operation Plan on Hazards & Disasters Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific.- Geophysical Risk and Sustainability: Climate and Climate Change.- Closing the Gap Between Science and Practice to Reduce Human Losses in Hydro-Meteorological Disasters.- The Role of Geosciences in the Mitigation of Natural Disasters: Five Case Studies.- Geophysical Risk and Sustainability: Theory and Practice.- Seismic Hazard in India - Practical Aspects and Initiatives During IYPE.- Computational Geodynamics as a Component of Comprehensive Seismic Hazards Analysis.- Hazards in the Coastal Zones Related to GroundwaterSeawater Interaction Processes.- GeoHazards and Risks Observation and Assessment.- Mega Tsunami of the World Oceans: Chevron Dune Formation, Micro-Ejecta, and Rapid Climate Change as the Evidence of Recent Oceanic Bolide Impacts.- Understanding Slow Deformation Before Dynamic Failure.- Landslides in Mountain Regions: Hazards, Resources and Information.


Titel: Geophysical Hazards
Untertitel: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Awareness
EAN: 9789048132355
ISBN: 978-90-481-3235-5
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Netherlands
Genre: Geowissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 284
Gewicht: 763g
Größe: H273mm x B202mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: 2010



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