Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Written By Fantina Tedim
Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 November 2019
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
  • Pages : 330 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters written by Fantina Tedim which was release on 15 November 2019, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Extreme wildfires events and disasters, exacerbated by climate change, societal, economic, and political processes, are occurring with increasing frequency across the globe. Current management strategies cannot control these fires which exceed the capacity of suppression systems, leaving threatened communities extremely vulnerable. Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on the operational concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST). Under the guidance of its expert editors, Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters through sustainable development, revealing better management methods and increasing protection of both the natural environment and the vulnerable communities within it. Reveals the complexity of extreme wildfire events and disasters in an accessible, comprehensive and multidisciplinary way Reviews the ground-breaking concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST) which offers an opportunity to reduce wildfire occurrence and severity through measures that promote sustainable development Proposes a new perspective on disaster risk reduction to help researchers, planners and professionals successfully adapt their methods for mitigating current and future issues

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
  • Author : Fantina Tedim,Tara K. Mcgee,Vittorio Leone
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Extreme wildfires events and disasters, exacerbated by climate change, societal, economic, and political processes, are occurring with increasing frequency across the globe. Current management strategies cannot control these fires which exceed the capacity of suppression systems, leaving threatened communities extremely vulnerable. Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights the urgent need ...

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
  • Author : Fantina Tedim,Vittorio Leone,Tara K. Mcgee
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-22
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters: Root Causes and New Management Strategies highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on ...

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  • Author : Mark G. Stewart,David V. Rosowsky
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : The volume explains how risk and decision-making analytics can be applied to the wicked problem of protecting infrastructure and society from extreme events. There is increasing research that takes into account the risks associated with the timing and severity of extreme events in engineering to reduce the vulnerability or increase ...

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-06
  • Total pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : One Health: Challenges for the 21st Century is a transdisciplinary approach to health, considering the interdependency of human, animal, and environmental health. This approach to health promotion and disease prevention calls for integrative and interdisciplinary cooperation. From zoonotic diseases to environmental degradation, this book introduces core concepts of the One ...

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  • Author : Stanislaw P. Stawicki,Michael S. Firstenberg,Sagar C. Galwankar,Ricardo Izurieta,Thomas Papadimos
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-01-07
  • Total pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : International health security (IHS) is a broad and highly heterogeneous area. Within this general context, IHS encompasses subdomains that potentially influence (and more specifically endanger) the well-being and wellness of humans. The general umbrella of IHS includes, but is not limited to, natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases (EID) and pandemics, ...

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  • Author : Christopher B. Field,Vicente Barros,Thomas F. Stocker,Qin Dahe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-28
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity ...

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

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  • Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-28
  • Total pages : 582
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales. SREX was approved and accepted by ...

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  • Author : Douglas Paton,David Johnston
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12
  • Total pages : 438
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and ...

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  • Author : Douglas Paton
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-10-20
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of ...

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  • Author : Rais Akhtar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Total pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : This edited book assesses the impacts of various extreme weather events on human health and development from a global perspective, and includes several case studies in various geographical regions around the globe. Covering all continents, it describes the impact of extreme weather conditions such as flash floods, heatwaves, cold waves, ...

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  • Author : Francisco Castro Rego,Penelope Morgan,Paulo Fernandes,Chad Hoffman
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-24
  • Total pages : 644
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : This textbook provides students and academics with a conceptual understanding of fire behavior and fire effects on people and ecosystems to support effective integrated fire management. Through case studies, interactive spreadsheets programmed with equations and graphics, and clear explanations, the book provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional readers with a straightforward ...

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  • Author : van Hensbergen, H. and Cedergren, J.,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2021-01-06
  • Total pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Forests are “victims” of disaster when unable to provide services required by society and cannot recover within a relevant timeframe. Trees damaged may host insect pests that may kill healthy trees or become fuel for forest fires. Fallen trees also damage infrastructure.Extreme events can change the cultural and economic ...

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  • Author : R Neil Sampson,R. Dwight Atkinson,Joe W. Lewis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2000-10-10
  • Total pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Develop accurate computer models to determine wildfire risks and controlled-burn benefits! Although scientists now recognize that fire is essential to many ecosystems, the ecological and political issues of managing wildfire continue to be vexing. Mapping Wildfire Hazards and Risks offers multiple perspectives on using a Geographic Information System (GIS) for ...

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  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2021-03-17
  • Total pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : On top of a decade of exacerbated disaster loss, exceptional global heat, retreating ice and rising sea levels, humanity and our food security face a range of new and unprecedented hazards, such as megafires, extreme weather events, desert locust swarms of magnitudes previously unseen, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Agriculture underpins ...

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  • Author : Natasha Lindstaedt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-20
  • Total pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : This timely new textbook lays bare the ways in which disease and disaster can turn politicians into global leaders or national liabilities. It explains the impact of crises on development and human security and explores how states and societies can respond more effectively. Written primarily for the student of politics, ...