9780132318648

Natural Hazards : Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132318648

  • ISBN10:

    0132318644

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This comprehensive volume blends broad coverage of basic methods for symbolizing spatial data with an introduction to cutting-edge data visualization techniques.Offers clear descriptions of various aspects of effective, efficient map design, with an emphasis on the practical application of design theories and appropriate use of map elements. Clearly contrasts different approaches for symbolizing spatial data, in addition to individual mapping techniques. This edition includes updated material on the history of thematic cartography, maps and society, scale and generalization, and cartograms and flow mapping.For those interested in learning more about cartography.

Table of Contents

First Draft Revised Outline for Natural Hazards 2e
Introduction to Natural Hazards
Case History Nevado del Ruiz, Columbia
Importance Role of history
Geologic cycles
Five fundamental concepts
Natural service functions
Global change
Case Study
Human Population through History
Case Study
The Magnitude
Frequency Concept
Earthquakes
Case History
Earthquakes of Early 2001
Introduction and measurement Processes
Ground motion
Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards volcanoes, landslides, liquefaction, tsunamis, subsidence, fire, disease
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Forecasts, predictions, and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
Earthquakes in Canada (modified from existing Survivor Story)
Case Study
New Madrid, Missouri 1811-1812
Survivor Story
Professional Profile
Andrea Donnellan, Earthquake Forecaster
Tsunamis
Introduction
Processes types of water waves, currents, seiches
Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, impacts
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Detection and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
Volcanic Landslides and Tsunamis
Case Study
Indonesian Tsunami of 2004
Case Study (one or two additional) 1700
Tsunami in Pacific Northwest, 1958
Tsunami in Lituya Bay, AK, or Mitigation and Preparedness in Japan
Survivor Story
Tsunami in the Lowest Country on Earth Professional
Profile [a researcher (Kerry Sieh at Cal Tech or Jose Barrero at USC), a Pacific Tsunami
Warning Center staff member, or an educator (Lori Dengler at Humboldt State)]
Volcanoes
Case History
Mt. Unzem, 1991
Introduction types and features
Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, climate change, fire, subsidence
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Forecasts and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
Yellowstone Caldera Supervolcano
Case Study
Volcanic Ash and Aviation
Professional Profile
Chris Eisinger, Studying Active
Volcanoes Survivor Story
A Close Call with Mount St. Helens
Flooding
Case History replace with Mid-Atlantic States floods of 2006
Introduction rivers and fluvial processes
Processes Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards landslides, storms, glaciers, tsunamis, fire, climate change
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Forecasts and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
Alluvial Fan
Flooding on the Ventura River
Case Study
Magnitude and Frequency of Floods
Case Study
Flash Floods of Eastern Ohio
Survivor Story
Flash Flood
Professional Profile (Ana Barros, Harvard or Eve Gruntfest at Colorado)
Mass Wasting
Case History
Portuguese Bend, California
Introduction types (falls, slides, flows) and processes
Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, storms, flooding, fire
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Forecasts and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
La Conchita: Southern California
Landslide Disaster of 2005
Lessons Learned
Case Study
Snow Avalanche
Forecasting and Control
Survivor Story
Landslide Professional Pr
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