Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Natural Disasters

Edited by Sorin Cheval

National Institute for Research and Development in Environmental Protection, Romania

The crossroads between a more and more populated human communities and their changing environment pose different challenges than ever before. Therefore, any attempt to identify and deliver possible solutions is more than welcome. The book Natural Disasters addresses the needs of various users, interested in a better understanding of hazards and their more efficient management. It is a scientific enterprise tackling a variety of natural hazards potentially deriving into disasters, i.e. tropical storms, avalanches, coastal floods. The case studies presented cover different geographical areas, and they comprise mechanisms for being transferred to other spots and circumstances. Hopefully, the book will be beneficial to those who invest their efforts in building communities resilient to natural disasters.

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Natural DisastersEdited by Sorin Cheval

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1373

ISBN: 978-953-51-0188-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4968-2

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

19040 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

23 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Natural Disaster Management in the Brazilian Amazon: An Analysis of the States of Acre, Amazonas and Pará

By Claudio F. Szlafsztein


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2. Using a Human Rights-Based Approach to Disability in Disaster Management Initiatives

By Janet Njelesani, Shaun Cleaver, Myroslava Tataryn and Stephanie Nixon


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3. Hurricanes: Catastrophic Effects and Their Physical Nature

By G. S. Golitsyn


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4. Tropical Cyclone Wind-Wave, Storm Surge and Current in Meteorological Prediction

By Worachat Wannawong and Chaiwat Ekkawatpanit


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5. Tropical Storms as Triggers for Intensified Flooding and Erosion Processes in Southernmost Mexico

By Thomas Dekarski, Markus Praeg, Dirk Wundram and Michael Richter


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6. Elevation Uncertainty in Coastal Inundation Hazard Assessments

By Dean B. Gesch


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7. About the Practical Knowledge to Understand Snow Avalanches – A Chronology

By Peter Höller


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