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Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards

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L. J. Hill, R. S. J. Sparks, J. C. Rougier, K. J. Beven, W. P. Aspinall, R. M. Cooke, T. L. Edwards, P. G. Challenor, J. Freer, J. C. Neal, G. Schumann, J. Hall, P. Bates, T. K. Hincks, E. A. Holcombe, M. Kern, H. S. Crosweller, B. D. Malamud, M. J. Wooster, T. J. Lynham, N. A. Chapman, B. E. Hill, D. J. Kerridge, J. Pooley, C. A. Taylor, G. L. Hickey, A. Hart, S. Cornell, M. Jackson, J. Wilmshurst
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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107006195

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  • Assessment of risk and uncertainty is crucial for natural hazard risk management, facilitating risk communication and informing strategies to successfully mitigate our society's vulnerability to natural disasters. Written by some of the world's leading experts, this book provides a state-of-the-art overview of risk and uncertainty assessment in natural hazards. It presents the core statistical concepts using clearly defined terminology applicable across all types of natural hazards and addresses the full range of sources of uncertainty, the role of expert judgement and the practice of uncertainty elicitation. The core of the book provides detailed coverage of all the main hazard types and concluding chapters address the wider societal context of risk management. This is an invaluable compendium for academic researchers and professionals working in the fields of natural hazards science, risk assessment and management and environmental science and will be of interest to anyone involved in natural hazards policy.

    • Draws on the authors' first-hand expert experience of recent hazard events, providing cutting-edge, topical information
    • Reduces ambiguity by employing a clearly defined and controlled vocabulary, applicable for widespread use across all hazard types
    • Explores the wider societal implications of natural hazard risk management, providing important context for the complexities of hazard interventions
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107006195
    • length: 588 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    1. Risk and uncertainty assessment in natural hazards L. J. Hill, R. S. J. Sparks and J. C. Rougier
    2. Quantifying natural hazard risk J. C. Rougier
    3. Model limitations: the sources and implications of epistemic uncertainty J. C. Rougier and K. J. Beven
    4. Expert elicitation and judgment W. P. Aspinall and R. M. Cooke
    5. Risk and uncertainty in hydrometeorological hazards T. L. Edwards and P. G. Challenor
    6. Hydrometeorological hazards under future climate change T. L. Edwards and P. G. Challenor
    7. Hydrological flood uncertainty and risk research J. Freer, K. J. Beven, J. Neal, G. Schumann, J. Hall and P. Bates
    8. Uncertainties in probabilistic seismic hazard assessment W. P. Aspinall
    9. Landslide and avalanche hazards T. K. Hincks, W. P. Aspinall, R. S. J. Sparks, E. A. Holcombe and M. Kern
    10. Tsunami hazard and risk T. K. Hincks, R. S. J. Sparks and W. P. Aspinall
    11. Risk and uncertainty assessment of volcanic hazards R. S. J. Sparks, W. P. Aspinall, H. S. Crosweller and T. K. Hincks
    12. Risk assessment and management of wildfires T. K. Hincks, B. D. Malamud, R. S. J. Sparks, M. J. Wooster and T. J. Lynham
    13. Technological facilities, infrastructure and hazardous materials, including some notes on space weather R. S. J. Sparks, W. P. Aspinall, N. A. Chapman, B. E. Hill, D. J. Kerridge, J. Pooley and C. A. Taylor
    14. Statistical aspects of risk characterization in ecotoxicology G. L. Hickey and A. Hart
    15. Social science perspectives on natural hazards risk and uncertainty S. Cornell and M. Jackson
    16. Human responses to natural hazard risk: considerations for improving the effectiveness of risk management systems H. S. Crosweller and J. Wilmshurst
    Index.

  • Editors

    Jonathan Rougier, University of Bristol
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    Steve Sparks, University of Bristol
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    Lisa J. Hill, University of Bristol
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    Contributors

    L. J. Hill, R. S. J. Sparks, J. C. Rougier, K. J. Beven, W. P. Aspinall, R. M. Cooke, T. L. Edwards, P. G. Challenor, J. Freer, J. C. Neal, G. Schumann, J. Hall, P. Bates, T. K. Hincks, E. A. Holcombe, M. Kern, H. S. Crosweller, B. D. Malamud, M. J. Wooster, T. J. Lynham, N. A. Chapman, B. E. Hill, D. J. Kerridge, J. Pooley, C. A. Taylor, G. L. Hickey, A. Hart, S. Cornell, M. Jackson, J. Wilmshurst

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