Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters

Written By Douglas Paton
Wildfire Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Publsiher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release : 13 October 2014
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
  • Pages : 268 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters written by Douglas Paton which was release on 13 October 2014, this book published by Elsevier Science Limited. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 wildfires and measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geo-scientific and environmental approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts of human-induced causes such as deforestation, debris burning and arson-underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic. It presents several international case studies that discuss the historical, social, cultural and ecological aspects of wildfire risk management in countries with a long history of dealing with this hazard (e.g., USA, Australia) and in countries (e.g., Taiwan) where wildfire hazards represent a new and growing threat to the social and ecological landscape. Puts the contributions of environmental scientists, social scientists, climatologists, and geoscientists at your fingertips Arms you with the latest research on causality, social and societal impacts, economic impacts, and the multi-dimensional nature of wildfire mitigation, preparedness, and recovery Features a broad range of tables, figures, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs to aid in the retention of key concepts Discusses steps for prevention and mitigation of wildfires, one of the most expensive and complex geo-hazards in the world.

Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Douglas Paton,Sarah McCaffrey,Petra T. Buergelt,Fantina Tedim
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-10-13
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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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 ...

Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Douglas Paton
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-10-20
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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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 ...

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 : 2021-02-12
  • Total pages : 784
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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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 ...

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 : 9780124104341
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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 ...

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 : 9780124104341
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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’...

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies,Nick Rosser
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-17
  • Total pages : 696
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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Summary : Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters 2nd edition makes a broad but detailed examination of major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, and provides knowledge to form the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness and reduction of the impacts of landslides on society. The frequency and intensity ...

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 : 2017-11-13
  • Total pages : 812
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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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 ...

Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society

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  • Author : Andrew E. Collins,Jones Samantha,Bernard Manyena,Janaka Jayawickrama
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-11-21
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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Summary : Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline and resultant further exposure to ...

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 : 9780124104341
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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 ...

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Douglas Paton,David Johnston
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12
  • Total pages : 438
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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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 ...

Feeling the heat International perspectives on the prevention of wildfire ignition

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  • Author : Janet Stanley,Alan March,James Ogloff,Jason Thompson
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Total pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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Summary : In the context of climate change, world population growth and crashing ecological systems, wildfire is often a catastrophic and traumatic event. Its impact can include loss of life, life-changing injuries, long-term psychological stress; increases in domestic violence; destruction of properties, business and livestock; long-term housing insecurity; increased insurance premiums, fire-fighting, ...

Predicting Monitoring and Assessing Forest Fire Dangers and Risks

Predicting  Monitoring  and Assessing Forest Fire Dangers and Risks
  • Author : Baranovskiy, Nikolay Viktorovich
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-12-27
  • Total pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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Summary : To understand the catastrophic processes of forest fire danger, different deterministic, probabilistic, and empiric models must be used. Simulating various surface and crown forest fires using predictive information technology could lead to the improvement of existing systems and the examination of the ecological and economic effects of forest fires in ...

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 : 9780124104341
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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 ...

Agricultural Risk Transfer

Agricultural Risk Transfer
  • Author : Roman Hohl
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2018-12-26
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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Summary : Gain a holistic view of agricultural (re)insurance and capital market risk transfer Increasing agricultural production and food security remain key challenges for mankind. In order to meet global food demand, the Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that production has to increase by 50% by 2050 and requires large investments. Agricultural insurance ...

World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk

World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk
  • Author : Peijun Shi,Roger Kasperson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-03-11
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780124104341
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Summary : This is the first English-language atlas to systematically introduce the environment, hazard, vulnerability and risk mapping for 11 natural disasters, i.e. earthquake, volcano, landslide, flood, storm surge, sand-dust storm, tropical cyclone, heat wave, cold wave, drought and wildfire, and risk mapping for multi-hazard disaster in the world. The above 11 hazards ...