Extreme events : a physical reconstruction and risk assessment


    • Nott, Jonathan


Extreme events : a physical reconstruction and risk assessment

Jonathan Nott

Cambridge University Press, 2006

  • : hbk

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-292) and index



The assessment of risks posed by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis or cyclones is often based on short-term historical records that may not reflect the full range or magnitude of events possible. As human populations grow, especially in hazard-prone areas, methods for accurately assessing natural hazard risks are becoming increasingly important. In Extreme Events Jonathan Nott describes the many methods used to reconstruct such hazards from natural long-term records. He demonstrates how long-term (multi-century to millennial) records are essential in gaining a realistic understanding of the variability of natural hazards, and how short-term historical records can often misrepresent the likely risks associated with natural hazards. This book will form a useful resource for students taking courses covering natural hazards and risk assessment. It will also be valuable for urban planners, policy makers and non-specialists as a guide to understanding and reconstructing long-term records of natural hazards.


  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Droughts
  • 3. Floods
  • 4. Tropical cyclones
  • 5. Tsunamis
  • 6. Earthquakes
  • 7. Landslides
  • 8. Volcanoes
  • 9. Asteroids
  • 10. Extreme events over time
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index.

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