Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks

Written By B. John Garrick
Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 18 May 2022
  • ISBN : 0123746019
  • Pages : 351 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks written by B. John Garrick which was release on 18 May 2022, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: One of the first books to address both natural and human generated disasters, topics include events such as pandemic diseases, climate changes, major hurricanes, super earthquakes, mega tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks. Case studies appear at the end of the book allowing engineers to see how these principles are applied to scenarios such as a super hurricane or mega tsunamis, a reactor core melt down in a nuclear plant, a terrorist attack on the national electric grid, and an abrupt climate change brought about by a change in the ocean currents in the North Atlantic. Written by the current Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Environmental risk managers will find this reference a valuable and authoritative guide both in accurately calculating risk and its applications in their work.-

Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks

Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks
  • Author : B. John Garrick,Robert F. Christie
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 351
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : One of the first books to address both natural and human generated disasters, topics include events such as pandemic diseases, climate changes, major hurricanes, super earthquakes, mega tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks. Case studies appear at the end of the book allowing engineers to see how these ...

Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks

Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks
  • Author : B. John Garrick
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-27
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : The perception, assessment and management of risk are increasingly important core principles for determining the development of both policy and strategic responses to civil and environmental catastrophes. Whereas these principles were once confined to some areas of activity i.e. financial and insurance, they are now widely used in civil ...

Safety and Reliability Safe Societies in a Changing World

Safety and Reliability     Safe Societies in a Changing World
  • Author : Stein Haugen,Anne Barros,Coen van Gulijk,Trond Kongsvik,Jan Erik Vinnem
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-15
  • Total pages : 3202
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World collects the papers presented at the 28th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018 in Trondheim, Norway, June 17-21, 2018. The contributions cover a wide range of methodologies and application areas for safety and reliability that contribute to safe societies in a changing ...

The Essential Engineer

The Essential Engineer
  • Author : Henry Petroski
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world’s most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to ...

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment
  • Author : Marvin Rausand,Stein Haugen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Total pages : 784
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : Introduces risk assessment with key theories, proven methods, and state-of-the-art applications Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications remains one of the few textbooks to address current risk analysis and risk assessment with an emphasis on the possibility of sudden, major accidents across various areas of practice—from machinery and manufacturing ...

Approaches to Enterprise Risk Management

Approaches to Enterprise Risk Management
  • Author : Various Authors
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : Best practice solutions from the world's leading experts in risk management....

Approaches to Enterprise Risk Management

Approaches to Enterprise Risk Management
  • Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : Approaches to Enterprise Risk Management is a multi-author book written by leading experts in the field of risk management including Aswath Damodoran, John C. Groth and David Shimko. It is a valuable tool that enables you to assess the potential business threats, both from within your organization and from external ...

Climate Shock

Climate Shock
  • Author : Gernot Wagner,Martin L. Weitzman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : How knowing the extreme risks of climate change can help us prepare for an uncertain future If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if ...

Safe Enough

Safe Enough
  • Author : Thomas R. Wellock
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : Since the dawn of the Atomic Age, nuclear experts have labored to imagine the unimaginable and prevent it. They confronted a deceptively simple question: When is a reactor “safe enough” to adequately protect the public from catastrophe? Some experts sought a deceptively simple answer: an estimate that the odds of ...

Risk Management for Design and Construction

Risk Management for Design and Construction
  • Author : Ovidiu Cretu,Robert B. Stewart,Terry Berends
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-06-15
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : The essential risk assessment guide for civil engineering, design, and construction Risk management allows construction professionals to identify the risks inherent in all projects, and to provide the tools for evaluating the probabilities and impacts to minimize the risk potential. This book introduces risk as a central pillar of project ...

Handbook of Risk Management in Energy Production and Trading

Handbook of Risk Management in Energy Production and Trading
  • Author : Raimund M. Kovacevic,Georg Ch. Pflug,Maria Teresa Vespucci
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Total pages : 505
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : This book presents an overview of the risks involved in modern electricity production, delivery and trading, including technical risk in production, transportation and delivery, operational risk for the system operators, market risks for traders, and political and other long term risks in strategic management. Using decision making under uncertainty as ...

Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics

Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Author : Bruce A. Arrigo
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-07-17
  • Total pages : 1216
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : Federal, state, county, and municipal police forces all have their own codes of conduct, yet the ethics of being a police officer remain perplexing and are often difficult to apply in dynamic situations. The police misconduct statistics are staggering and indicate that excessive use of force comprises almost a quarter ...

Explaining Risk Analysis

Explaining Risk Analysis
  • Author : Michael R Greenberg
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : Risk analysis is not a narrowly defined set of applications. Rather, it is widely used to assess and manage a plethora of hazards that threaten dire implications. However, too few people actually understand what risk analysis can help us accomplish and, even among experts, knowledge is often limited to one ...

Hazards Analysis

Hazards Analysis
  • Author : John C. Pine
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-10
  • Total pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national, and even global economic consequences. Following in the tradition of the successful first edition, Hazards Analysis: Reducing ...

21st Century Prometheus

21st Century Prometheus
  • Author : Maurizio Martellini,Ralf Trapp
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-11
  • Total pages : 370
  • ISBN : 0123746019
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Summary : This book describes the evolving CBRN risk landscape and highlights advances in the “core” CBRN technologies, including when combined with (improvised) explosive devices (CBRNe threats). It analyses how associated technologies create new safety and security risks, challenging certain assumptions that underlie current control regimes. The book also shows how technologies ...