Mountain risks from prediction to management and governance

This book offers a cross disciplinary treatment of the rapidly growing field of integrated approaches in risk assessment in mountainous areas. All major aspects related to hazard and risk assessment, risk management, and governance are illustrated with a wide range of case studies. The first part of...

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Other Authors: Asch, Th. W. J. van.
Language:English
Series:Advances in natural and technological hazards research ; v. 34.
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Online Access:Link to e-book
Summary:This book offers a cross disciplinary treatment of the rapidly growing field of integrated approaches in risk assessment in mountainous areas. All major aspects related to hazard and risk assessment, risk management, and governance are illustrated with a wide range of case studies. The first part of the book focuses on new techniques for assessing the natural hazards of different types of mass movements. State-of-the-art techniques for morphological characterization and monitoring of displacements are described. Computational advances are covered to explain the process systems and to quantify the hazards of fast and slow-moving landslides. In the second part of the book methodologies are included for assessing the impact of these natural hazards on the society in terms of risks.
Physical Description:1 online resource (414 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Published: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
ISBN:9789400767690 (electronic bk.)
9400767692 (electronic bk.)