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Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk

Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk

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S. C. Loughlin, C. Vye-Brown, R. S. J. Sparks, S. K. Brown, J. Barclay, E. Calder, E. Cottrell, G. Jolly, J.-C. Komorowski, C. Mandeville, C. Newhall, J. Palma, S. Potter, G. Valentine, B. Baptie, J. Biggs, H. S. Crosweller, E. Ilyinskaya, C. Kilburn, K. Mee, M. Pritchard, S. F. Jenkins, T. M. Wilson, C. Magill, V. Miller, C. Stewart, R. Blong, W. Marzocchi, M. Boulton, C. Bonadonna, A. Costa, M. R. Auker, N. I. Deligne, J. M. Lindsay, E. Smid, J. Selva, L. Sandri, R. Tonini, G. Macedonio, R. Solidum, T. Hincks, W. Aspinall, CASAVA ANR project consortium, J. Pallister, Surono, S. Andreastuti, J. Subandriyo, S. Sumarti, D. Sayudi, K. Karume, C. Horwell, P. Baxter, R. Kamanyire, P. W. Webley, G. Leonard, M. Poland, J. Gottsmann, N. Ortiz Guerrero, H. Delgado Granados, C. Lombana Criollo, K. Wagner, S. E. Ogburn, G. Wadge, J. Marti, J. Stone, P. Ramon, P. Mothes, STREVA
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  • Date Published: July 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107111752

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  • Originally prepared for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, this is the first comprehensive assessment of global volcanic hazards and risk, presenting the state of the art in our understanding of global volcanic activity. It examines our assessment and management capabilities, and considers the preparedness of the global scientific community and government agencies to manage volcanic hazards and risk. Particular attention is paid to volcanic ash, the most frequent and wide-ranging volcanic hazard. Of interest to government officials, the private sector, students and researchers, this book is a key resource for the disaster risk reduction community and for those interested in volcanology and natural hazards. A non-technical summary is included for policy makers. Regional volcanic hazard profiles, with invaluable information on volcanic hazards and risk at the local, national and global scale, are provided online. This title is available as an Open Access eBook via Cambridge Books Online.

    • Provides a profile of volcanic hazard and risk for every country in the world that has active volcanoes, accessed via www.cambridge.org/volcano, providing more detail on the numbers, distribution, style and history of volcanoes in each country, as well as identifying how many people, roads, airports and ports are threatened by volcanic activity
    • Involves extensive collaboration from the volcanological community, with contributions from world-leading experts
    • Also published in Open Access, to enable maximum dissemination of an important and topical subject matter
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    Awards

    • Winner, 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

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    "Global Volcanic Hazards and Risks is an excellent state-of-the-art summary of the knowledge and practice of volcanic risk. It is also a call to action: it clearly reminds us that there is still a huge amount of work to be done in understanding the hazards and risks of the world’s active volcanoes. … The book is very accessibly written and could easily serve as a text for undergraduate and graduate classes in volcanology and volcanic hazards; the latter particularly benefiting from the compiled databases, the range of methods in the case studies and the cited literature. This book is a key resource for those interested in volcanology and natural hazards as well as for the disaster risk reduction community, policy makers, and the generally interested reader."
    Shan de Silva, Elements

    "This volume is the first "comprehensive assessment" of worldwide knowledge about the hazards and risks associated with active and dormant volcanoes. It is a massive collaborative effort by the international volcanological community (over 130 scientists from 86 organizations in approximately 50 countries) for the primary purpose of preparing for environmental disasters and saving lives. Currently, essential information about more than 80 percent of the world's active volcanoes is lacking, and more than a billion lives are in direct danger … The importance of this encyclopedic book for all workers in volcanic regions cannot be overestimated."
    T. L. T. Grose, Choice

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    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107111752
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 290 x 225 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.27kg
    • contains: 129 colour illus. 32 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to global volcanic hazard and risk S. C. Loughlin, C. Vye-Brown, R. S. J. Sparks, S. K. Brown, J. Barclay, E. Calder, E. Cottrell, G. Jolly, J.-C. Komorowski, C. Mandeville, C. Newhall, J. Palma, S. Potter, G. Valentine, B. Baptie, J. Biggs, H. S. Crosweller, E. Ilyinskaya, C. Kilburn, K. Mee and M. Pritchard
    2. Global volcanic hazard and risk S. K. Brown, S. C. Loughlin, R. S. J. Sparks, C. Vye-Brown, J. Barclay, E. Calder, E. Cottrell, G. Jolly, J.-C. Komorowski, C. Mandeville, C. Newhall, J. Palma, S. Potter, G. Valentine, B. Baptie, J. Biggs, H. S. Crosweller, E. Ilyinskaya, C. Kilburn, K. Mee and M. Pritchard
    3. Volcanic ash fall hazard and risk S. F. Jenkins, T. M. Wilson, C. Magill, V. Miller, C. Stewart, R. Blong, W. Marzocchi, M. Boulton, C. Bonadonna and A. Costa
    4. Populations around Holocene volcanoes and development of a Population Exposure Index S. K. Brown, M. R. Auker and R. S. J. Sparks
    5. An integrated approach to Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland, New Zealand: the multidisciplinary DEVORA project N. I. Deligne, J. M. Lindsay and E. Smid
    6. Tephra fall hazard for the Neapolitan area W. Marzocchi, J. Selva, A. Costa, L. Sandri, R. Tonini and G. Macedonio
    7. Eruptions and lahars of Mount Pinatubo, 1991–2000 C. G. Newhall and R. Solidum
    8. Improving crisis decision-making at times of uncertain volcanic unrest (Guadeloupe, 1976) J.-C. Komorowski, T. Hincks, R. S. J. Sparks, W. Aspinall and CASAVA ANR project consortium
    9. Forecasting the November 2010 eruption of Merapi, Indonesia J. Pallister and Surono
    10. The importance of communication in hazard zone areas: case study during and after 2010 Merapi eruption, Indonesia S. Andreastuti, J. Subandriyo, S. Sumarti and D. Sayudi
    11. Nyiragongo (Democratic Republic of Congo), January 2002: a major eruption in the midst of a complex humanitarian emergency J.-C. Komorowski and K. Karume
    12. Volcanic ash fall impacts T. M. Wilson, S. F. Jenkins and C. Stewart
    13. Health impacts of volcanic eruptions C. Horwell, P. Baxter and R. Kamanyire
    14. Volcanoes and the aviation industry P. W. Webley
    15. The role of volcano observatories in risk reduction G. Jolly
    16. Developing effective communication tools for volcanic hazards in New Zealand, using social science G. Leonard and S. Potter
    17. Volcano monitoring from space M. Poland
    18. Volcanic unrest and short-term forecasting capacity J. Gottsmann
    19. Global monitoring capacity: development of the Global Volcano Research and Monitoring Institutions Database and analysis of monitoring in Latin America N. Ortiz Guerrero, S. K. Brown, H. Delgado Granados and C. Lombana Criollo
    20. Volcanic hazard maps E. Calder, K. Wagner and S. E. Ogburn
    21. Risk assessment case history: the Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat W. Aspinall and G. Wadge
    22. Development of a new global Volcanic Hazard Index (VHI) M. R. Auker, R. S. J. Sparks, S. F. Jenkins, S. K. Brown, W. Aspinall, N. I. Deligne, G. Jolly, S. C. Loughlin, W. Marzocchi, C. G. Newhall and J. L. Palma
    23. Global distribution of volcanic threat S. K. Brown, R. S. J. Sparks and S. F. Jenkins
    24. Scientific communication of uncertainty during volcanic emergencies J. Marti
    25. Volcano Disaster Assistance Program: preventing volcanic crises from becoming disasters and advancing science diplomacy J. Pallister
    26. Communities coping with uncertainty and reducing their risk: the collaborative monitoring and management of volcanic activity with the Vigías of Tungurahua J. Stone, J. Barclay, P. Ramon, P. Mothes and STREVA.

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  • Editors

    Susan C. Loughlin, British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
    Dr Susan Loughlin is the Head of Volcanology at the British Geological Survey (BGS) and joint leader of the Global Volcano Model (GVM). Her research interests include volcanic processes, hazards and risk, communication, social and environmental impacts of eruptions and the interaction of scientists and decision makers. Dr Loughlin spent several years at Montserrat Volcano Observatory and was Director for two years. She has provided advice to governments and communities during volcanic unrest and eruptions (e.g. Montserrat and Iceland/UK) and provided scientific evidence for longer-term planning.

    Steve Sparks, University of Bristol
    Professor Steve Sparks is a volcanologist at the University of Bristol and joint leader of the Global Volcano Model (GVM). With expertise in many aspects of volcanology, he is the most highly cited scientist in this field. His interests include volcanic hazards and risk, the physics of volcanic eruptions and fluid dynamics of hazardous flows. Professor Sparks has provided advice to governments during ongoing and developing volcanic emergencies in Montserrat and Iceland.

    Sarah K. Brown, University of Bristol
    Dr Sarah Brown is a researcher in volcanology at the University of Bristol. Her interests lie in physical volcanology with an emphasis on the assessment of hazard and risk. Dr Brown works on combining and developing volcanological datasets including the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions database (LaMEVE) to investigate the global eruption record with an aim towards developing a better understanding of volcanic risk.

    Susanna F. Jenkins, University of Bristol
    Dr Susanna Jenkins is a volcanologist at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on the assessment of hazards and risks associated with explosive volcanism. Dr Jenkins has worked with research, government and civil protection agencies, particularly in south-east Asia and the Lesser Antilles, in quantifying the risk from future eruptions and assessing the impact of recent damaging eruptions.

    Charlotte Vye-Brown, British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
    Dr Charlotte Vye-Brown is a volcanologist at the British Geological Survey. She applies a multidisciplinary approach of field studies, geochemistry and remote sensing to her research. Her interests include volcanic geology, formation of continental flood basalts, lava flow emplacement, rift volcanism and communication of science to support planning and response to volcanic activity.

    Contributors

    S. C. Loughlin, C. Vye-Brown, R. S. J. Sparks, S. K. Brown, J. Barclay, E. Calder, E. Cottrell, G. Jolly, J.-C. Komorowski, C. Mandeville, C. Newhall, J. Palma, S. Potter, G. Valentine, B. Baptie, J. Biggs, H. S. Crosweller, E. Ilyinskaya, C. Kilburn, K. Mee, M. Pritchard, S. F. Jenkins, T. M. Wilson, C. Magill, V. Miller, C. Stewart, R. Blong, W. Marzocchi, M. Boulton, C. Bonadonna, A. Costa, M. R. Auker, N. I. Deligne, J. M. Lindsay, E. Smid, J. Selva, L. Sandri, R. Tonini, G. Macedonio, R. Solidum, T. Hincks, W. Aspinall, CASAVA ANR project consortium, J. Pallister, Surono, S. Andreastuti, J. Subandriyo, S. Sumarti, D. Sayudi, K. Karume, C. Horwell, P. Baxter, R. Kamanyire, P. W. Webley, G. Leonard, M. Poland, J. Gottsmann, N. Ortiz Guerrero, H. Delgado Granados, C. Lombana Criollo, K. Wagner, S. E. Ogburn, G. Wadge, J. Marti, J. Stone, P. Ramon, P. Mothes, STREVA

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    • Winner, 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

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