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Assessing Volcanic Hazard: A Review  

Joan Martí Molist

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Sep 2017
Volcanoes represent complex geological systems capable of generating many dangerous phenomena. To evaluate and manage volcanic risk, we need first to assess volcanic hazard (i.e., identify ... More

Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events: What Are We Doing About It?  

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo, and Julio Salcedo Castro

This article describes the threat costal hazards pose to existing life in light of climate change and natural disaster. It includes an overview of flooding, extreme waves, and other ... More

Earthquake Risk Assessment  

Max Wyss

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Sep 2017
This article discusses the importance of assessing and estimating the risk of earthquakes. It begins with an overview of earthquake prediction and relevant terms, namely: earthquake ... More

Improving Infrastructure Resilience in Developing Countries  

Julie Rozenberg, Laura Bonzanigo, and Claire Nicolas

Increasing the amount of resilient infrastructure investments in developing countries is key to achieving development goals. Two issues need to be addressed to better support investment ... More

The new macroeconometrics: A Bayesian approach  

Peter Challenor, Doug McNeall, and James Gattiker

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Oct 2013
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Aug 2018
This article examines the dynamics of the US economy over the last five decades using Bayesian analysis of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. It highlights an example ... More

Physical Mechanisms Responsible for Track Changes and Rainfall Distributions Associated with Tropical Cyclone Landfall  

Johnny C.L. Chan

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Sep 2017
As a tropical cyclone approaches land, its interaction with the characteristics of the land (surface roughness, topography, moisture availability, etc.) will lead to changes in its track ... More

Tornadoes and Their Parent Convective Storms  

Howard B. Bluestein

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Sep 2017
In the past four decades much has been discovered about tornado formation and structure from observations, laboratory models, and numerical-simulation experiments. Observations include ... More

Urban Climate and Risk  

Teodoro Georgiadis

This work reports on the main physical processes that arise in the environment of the megacity from the “urban metabolism”—the complex interactions of the climate with the activities ... More

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