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Geomorphology and Natural Hazards
Geomorphology and Natural Hazards

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards

Understanding Landscape Change for Disaster Mitigation
Timothy R. Davies, Oliver Korup, John J. Clague
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Geomorphology and Natural Hazards

Understanding Landscape Change for Disaster Mitigation
Timothy R. Davies, Oliver Korup, John J. Clague
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Natural disasters are occasional intense events that disturb Earth's surface, but their impact can be felt long after. Hazard events such as earthquakes, volcanos, drought, and storms can trigger a catastrophic reshaping of the landscape through the erosion, transport, and deposition of different kinds of materials.

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards: Understanding Landscape Change for Disaster Mitigation is a graduate level textbook that explores the natural hazards resulting from landscape change and shows how an Earth science perspective can inform hazard mitigation and disaster impact reduction.

Volume highlights include:

  • Definitions of hazards, risks, and disasters
  • Impact of different natural hazards on Earth surface processes
  • Geomorphologic insights for hazard assessment and risk mitigation
  • Models for predicting natural hazards
  • How human activities have altered 'natural' hazards
  • Complementarity of geomorphology and engineering to manage threats
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Publisher
Wiley
Year
2021
ISBN
9781118648605
Topic
Physical Sciences
Subtopic
Geology & Earth Sciences
Edition
1

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