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Natural Risk and Civil Protection

ProceedingsOut of Print

Edited By: T Horlock-Jones, A Amendola and R Casale

576 pages, Figs, maps

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Hardback | Aug 1995 | #46734 | ISBN: 0419199705
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Proceedings of an international conference held in Italy in 1993. This work combines surveys of natural hazard science with material on important recent developments in civil protection and emergency management, focusing on the practical management of risk. The hazards studied include earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, floods, landslides and wildfires.


Preface. Prospects for a coherent approach to civil protection in Europe - T Horlick-Jones. Part One: Opening session. Welcoming address by the Italian state secretary for civil protection - V Riggio. Welcoming address by the ISEI Director, Joint Research Centre - R W Witty. Community cooperation in the field of civil protection - A Barisich. Community research supporting civil protection interventions - R Casale. Part Two: Natural hazards. Earthquakes. Towards a European-Mediterranean earthquake information service - D Mayer-Rosa. Seismic hazard methodologies in Greece - case studies - K Makropoulos. Technical approaches for earthquake emergency planning: recent applications to the city of Lisbon. C S Oliveira and I Pais Earthquake impact reduction - C Browitt. Seismed: Its achievements and its future - F Maranzana. -, Volcanoes. Scientific actions for the migration of volcanic disasters - F Barberi. Volcanic hazards in the French Lesser Antilles - J Cheminee et al. Volcanic hazards in the Aegean islands - M Fytikas and G Vougioukalakis. A risk assessment methodology at Vesuvius based on the global volcanic simulation - F Dobran. Acid clouds of volcanic aerosols and river flooding: Some comments on natural disasters and their mathematical analysis - D Camuffo. Storms. Storms: statistics, predictability and effects - E L Petersen and N O Jensen. Storms and surges at the coast of the Netherlands: Probabilities of flooding - G P Konnen. Storms over Shetland: meteorology of the Braer disaster - J Hopkins. Floods. Integrated systems for real-time flood forecasting - S Fattorelli, M Borga and D Da Ros. Flood vulnerability assessment and management - L Garrote. Weather radar information forecasting in real-time for flood forecasting - I Cluckie and D Han. Ancient big landslide evolution and related effects on flood in Genoa in 1953, 1970, 1993: prevention and civil protection actions - P Maifredi. Landslides. Knowledge of landsliding for prevention and rescue - J Flageollet. Learning to live with landslides: some British examples - D Brunsden. The Tessina landslide - S Silvano and A Pasuto. Landslides: Case studies in the Iberian Peninsula - A Ferreira and J Corominas. Wildfires. Prediction of occurrence and propagation of forest fires and associated risk for human life - X Viegas and G Bovio. Fire danger mapping in forest planning - G Bovio. The use of risk indices in the fight against forest fires - P Michaut. Combatting forest fires from the air - H Klingshirn. Reflections on natural hazards. Rapporteur notes from the sessions on natural hazards : Earthquakes - C Sousa Oliviera. Volcanoes - J L Cheminee, Storms - N O Jensen. Floods - I Cluckie

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