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Atmospheric Hazards

Case Studies in Modeling, Communication, and Societal Impacts

Edited by Jill Coleman

Ball State University, United States of America

Natural and environmental hazards research comprises a diverse set of subjects and methodologies and this book is no exception - offering the reader only a small glimpse into the physical and social processes that threaten human interests. Atmospheric Hazards-Case Studies in Modeling, Communication, and Societal Impacts explores atmospheric-based hazards through focused investigations ranging from a local to global perspective. Within this short compendium, the major scales of atmospheric motion are well represented with topics on microscale turbulent transport of pollutants, mesoscale events stemming from thunderstorm complexes, and synoptic scale extreme precipitation episodes. Chapters include discussions on modeling aspects for investigating hazards (pollution, regional climate models) and the forecasting and structure of high wind events (derechos), whereas others delve into hazard communication, preparedness, and social vulnerability issues (tornadoes, hurricanes, and lightning). Although the chapters are quite disparate upon first inspection, the topics are united through their interweaving of both the physical and societal mechanisms that create the atmospheric hazard and eventual disaster.

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Atmospheric HazardsCase Studies in Modeling, Communication, and Societal ImpactsEdited by Jill Coleman

Published: August 17th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61419

ISBN: 978-953-51-2516-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2515-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5074-9

Copyright year: 2016

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6265 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Lightning Occurrence and Social Vulnerability

By Ronald L. Holle and Mary Ann Cooper


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2. Analysis of the Twitter Response to Superstorm Sandy: Public Perceptions, Misconceptions, and Reconceptions of an Extreme Atmospheric Hazard

By John A. Knox, Brendan Mazanec, Emily Sullivan, Spencer Hall and Jared A. Rackley


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3. Communication and Preparedness Issues on Various Scales from Extreme Atmospheric Hazards

By Robert M. Schwartz


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4. A Case Study of Atmospheric Dynamics and Thermodynamics in Derechos and the Societal Impacts

By Kevin Law


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5. Extreme Precipitation Events over East Asia: Evaluating the CMIP5 Model

By Nicolas Freychet, Huang-Hsiung Hsu and Chi-Hua Wu


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6. Computational Tools for the Simulation of Atmospheric Pollution Transport During a Severe Wind Event in Argentina

By César Augusto Aguirre and Armando Benito Brizuela


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