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CLIMATE FORCING OF GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS

Climate Forcing of Geological HazardsClimate Forcing of Geological Hazards provides a valuable new insight into how climate change is able to influence, modulate and trigger geological and geomorphological phenomena, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides; ultimately increasing the risk of natural hazards in a warmer world.

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The Archaeology of Geological Catastrophes

Archaeology is playing an increasingly important role in unravelling the details of geological catastrophes that occurred in the past few millennia. This collection of papers addresses both established and innovative archaeological methods and techniques, and their application in examining the impact of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. This comprehensive volume includes case studies from around the world, such as Europe, Africa, SE Asia, Central and North America; covering historical and archaeological aspects of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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Volcano Instability on the Earth and Other Planets

Since the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, edifice instability and collapse have been recognised at numerous volcanoes, both currently active and within the geological record, and the phenomena are now recognised as normal occurrences within the life-cycles of all types of volcano. This volume contains a selection of papers, which together form a representative cross-section of contemporary research into volcano instability both on Earth and other terrestrial bodies in the Solar System. The papers are broadly grouped, with the first two summarising contemporary issues and addressing the development of volcano instability within the solar system.

Monitoring Active Volcanoes

Monitoring active volcanoes is a comprehensive text which addresses the importance of volcano surveillance in the context of forecasting eruptive activity and mitigating its effects.The spectacular and climactic eruption of Mount St Helens in May 1980 heralded not only the worst series of volcanic disasters since the early years of this century but also an increase in the level and quality of scientific research aimed at understanding better how volcanoes function and how their detrimental effects on society can be mitigated.

 

world atlas of natural hazards

World Atlas of Natural HazardsIn the opening year of the new millennium, an astonishing one in every thirty people on the planet were affected by floods, storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other natural phenomena. Rapid-onset geophysical hazards (natural hazards or geohazards) have always exacted a devastating toll on society, both in terms of damage to property and infrastructure and loss of life. During the last millennium it is estimated that over 12 million deaths resulted from over one hundred thousand natural catastrophes triggered by geohazards.

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Volcanoes in the Quaternary

Volcanoes in the QuaternaryIt has long been suggested that there is a causal link between volcanic activity and Quaternary environmental change. Earlier work pointed to the volcanic activity driving large-scale Quaternary glacial fluctuations. However, a growing body of evidence lends weight to the converse view that Quaternary environmental changes resulted in increased volcanic activity. Using tephra layers as chronological horizons, researchers have begun to suggest that these volcanic events may have produced not only short-term climate changes but also variations in regional vegetation patterns and the distribution of society.

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Natural Hazards and Environmental Change
(with Chris Kilburn & Ian Mason)

Natural Hazards and Environmental ChangeText book for senior undergraduates and postgraduates The changing relationships between hazard and environmental change are examined from the recent geological past to the present day, allowing for discussion of the lessons to be learned from the past in predicting and understanding future hazards. This book highlights and critically evaluates the accumulating evidence for an intimate link between natural hazards - both in terms of type and frequency - and environmental change.

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