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Prediction and Perception of Natural Hazards : Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research - Jr. Jaromir Nemec

Prediction and Perception of Natural Hazards

Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

By: Jr. Jaromir Nemec (Editor), J. M. Nigg (Editor), F. Siccardi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780792323556
Number Of Pages: 214

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This collection of articles provides a unique overview of the state of the science in the prediction of and response to natural disaster events. The uniqueness of this volume is that it comprises more than just the physical science perspective.
For each natural hazard included in this text, social scientists have provided research summaries of how public perceptions are related to the actions that are likely to be undertaken when people are confronted with information about the existence of a natural hazard threat.
In this book the reader can find a truly international characterization of both hazard perception and prediction. The American and European contributors provide state-of-the-science overviews of empirically-based research knowledge that expands beyond any national boundaries. This approach has resulted in broader understanding of what is currently known about predicting natural hazard events and predicting how those events, or warnings of them, will be responded to by different types of societies.

Preface to the Workshop Proceedings
A Non-Structural Policy for the Mitigation of Flood Effects: The Arno Projectp. 3
The Impact of Structural Damage due to Hurricanes and the Prospects for Disaster Reductionp. 13
The Social Dimensions of Warning and the Transition from Folk Wisdom to Laymanshipp. 23
Natural Hazard Predictions and Responses in Very Large Citiesp. 29
The Effect of the Uncertainties in Natural Hazard Prediction on the User Communitiesp. 39
Uncertainties in Natural Hazards Prediction and its Effect on User Communities Perception: Soviet Union Case Studyp. 49
Uncertainties in the Development of Predictions of Large Scale Atmospheric Phenomena, Droughts, Tornadoes and Hurricanesp. 57
Empirical Studies of Public Response to Tornado and Hurricane Warnings in the United Statesp. 65
The Role of Technical Hazard and Forecast Information in Preparedness for and Response to the Hurricane Hazard in the United Statesp. 75
Some Remarks on Scientific Activity of Flood Prediction in Italyp. 85
Landslides as Polycausal Phenomenap. 93
Uncertainty in Evaluating Landslide Hazard and Riskp. 101
The River Danube Flood of 27 March 1988p. 111
A Summary of the State of the Art in Flash Flood Warning Systems in the United Statesp. 119
Spatial Prediction of Landslidesp. 125
Earthquake Prediction from the Viewpoint of Earthquake Engineeringp. 135
Communicating Public Earthquake Risk Informationp. 143
Uncertainties in the Estimate of Strong Ground Motion in the Surroundings of a Large Earthquakep. 153
Risk Area Residents' Changing Perceptions of Volcano Hazard at Mt. St. Helensp. 159
Uncertainties in the Development of Predictions of Earthquakesp. 167
The Different Worlds of Science and Mass Communication: Implications for Information Flow from the Former to the Latterp. 175
Effective Communication between the Scientific Community and the Mediap. 183
Ideas for a Global Model of Communication and IDNDR Potentialp. 193
Quantity of Reporting about Hazards: The Case of Naturally Occurring Radonp. 199
Earthquake Prediction and Information to the Public - A Mexican Perspectivep. 203
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ISBN: 9780792323556
ISBN-10: 0792323556
Series: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.5

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