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Extreme Events
A Physical Reconstruction and Risk Assessment

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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511839023

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  • The assessment of risks posed by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis or cyclones, may not reflect the full range or magnitude of events possible. As human populations grow, especially in hazard-prone areas, methods for accurately assessing natural hazard risks are becoming increasingly important. Jonathan Nott describes the many methods used to reconstruct such hazards from natural long-term records. He demonstrates how long-term records are essential in gaining a realistic understanding of the variability of natural hazards, and how short-term historical records can often misrepresent likely risks.

    • Explains mechanisms that cause extreme events and discusses their prehistoric records
    • Describes how to reconstruct long-term records of natural hazards in order to make accurate risk assessments
    • Demonstrates that natural hazards can follow cycles over time and do not occur randomly
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    "An excellent introduction to the risk assessment of natural events such as floods, droughts, earthquakes and tsunamis." -- Choice

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511839023
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Droughts
    3. Floods
    4. Tropical cyclones
    5. Tsunamis
    6. Earthquakes
    7. Landslides
    8. Volcanoes
    9. Asteroids
    10. Extreme events over time
    Appendix
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Jonathan Nott, James Cook University, North Queensland

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