This book highlights the use of historical data in natural hazard assessments. Different types of data, such as historical data from written documents, are linked to technically measured data such as stream gauge height and consequently river discharge in order to archive new possibilities of probability determination of respective hazardous processes. In addition, this book strengthens this interdisciplinary approach through the application to different processes of earthquakes, floods, and landslides.
Based on worldwide examples, the book introduces how various disciplines address the use of historical data in their respective analysis. These studies might give suggestions of new approaches in their own field derived from applications shown by other disciplines.
From the reviews: "This book contains a collection of papers that deals particularly with the implementation of historical data in three areas of hazard assessment, namely earthquakes, floods and landsides. ! this book is a powerful indicator that historical data in the three areas of hazard assessment have similar characteristics, namely very high magnitude events with substantial uncertainty. Hence the research done in combining these data with the modern records should be shared to facilitate better hazard assessments." (Mayshree Bejaichund and Andrzej Kijko, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 163, 2006)
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