Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Written By Colin Whiteman
Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 October 2014
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
  • Pages : 762 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Colin Whiteman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Total pages : 762
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly ...

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-11-13
  • Total pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for ...

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-27
  • Total pages : 812
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly ...

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-02-26
  • Total pages : 784
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition, provides you with the latest scientific developments in sea level rise, permafrost degradation, rock/ice avalanches, glacier surges, glacial lake outburst floods, ice shelf collapses, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness and mitigation. The book takes a geo-scientific approach to the ...

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Ramesh Sivanpillai,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major disasters of the biosphere that have significant implications for many of the world's people: plagues and pandemics, wildfires, non-native species, deforestation, desertification, and locusts. This fascinating volume from Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters Series takes a geoscientific approach ...

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Total pages : 473
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they're often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more ...

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk  and Disasters
  • Author : Max Wyss,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-10
  • Total pages : 606
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for ...

Glaciers of the Karakoram Himalaya

Glaciers of the Karakoram Himalaya
  • Author : Kenneth Hewitt
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Total pages : 363
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : The Karakoram contains the greatest concentration of glaciers and most of the largest ice masses outside high latitudes. They comprise major stores and sources of fresh water in an otherwise extreme, continental, dry region. As many as 200 million people living downstream, in the valleys of the Indus and Yarkand Rivers, ...

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Total pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they’re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for ...

The Impacts of Climate Change

The Impacts of Climate Change
  • Author : Trevor M. Letcher
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-05-21
  • Total pages : 570
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : The Impacts of Climate Change: A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social and Political Issues presents the very real issues associated with climate change and global warming and how it affects the planet and everyone on it. From a physical perspective, the book covers such topics as population pressures, food ...

250 Years of Industrial Consumption and Transformation of Nature Impacts on Global Ecosystems and Life

250 Years of Industrial Consumption and Transformation of Nature  Impacts on Global Ecosystems and Life
  • Author : Hubert Engelbrecht
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-12-20
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Anthropogenic changes in the environment, caused by 250 years of economic growth and utilization of fuel and mineral resources, have considerably impacted the natural environment. The resulting physical and chemical alterations to the Earth's sphere and our adaptive responses in the biosphere are detailed in this reference book. Readers will learn ...

Geomorphology of Proglacial Systems

Geomorphology of Proglacial Systems
  • Author : Tobias Heckmann,David Morche
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-29
  • Total pages : 361
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : This book discusses the recession of alpine glaciers since the end of the Little Ice Age (LIA), which has been accelerating in the past decades. It provides an overview of the research in the field, presenting definitions and information about the different proglacial areas and systems. A number of case ...

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Ramesh Sivanpillai
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Total pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth’s biosphere. Many of these are caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes that have important implications for humans. This volume, from Elsevier’...

Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards

Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards
  • Author : George P. Petropoulos,Tanvir Islam
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-02
  • Total pages : 525
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : Extreme weather and climate change aggravate the frequency and magnitude of disasters. Facing atypical and more severe events, existing early warning and response systems become inadequate both in scale and scope. Earth Observation (EO) provides today information at global, regional and even basin scales related to agrometeorological hazards. This book ...

Natural Disasters and Risk Management in Canada

Natural Disasters and Risk Management in Canada
  • Author : Nirupama Agrawal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Total pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780123948496
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Summary : These chapters provide valuable and comprehensive information on a variety of hazards, including both scientific and social aspects of disasters. The work introduces the concept of large, medium and small scale hazards, and includes many useful case studies as well as working examples of theoretical concepts. As readers will acknowledge, ...