Natural Hazards – Nonlinearities and Assessment

  • Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos | papadop@noa.gr Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Geosciences are developing and applying a wide range of methodologies to assess natural hazards. Significant advances in the site characterization and models development have been achieved in the last decade, but many challenges still remain. Several disastrous earthquakes in the past decade accompanied with tsunamis have required a rapid assessment of the underlying causes of the tragic loss of life and property. Natural disasters risk reduction and control as a crucial criterion for sustainable development and minimizing social and economic loss and disruption due to earthquakes, tsunamis and other hazards requires reliable assessment of the seismic and tsunami hazard, as well as mitigation actions of the vulnerability of the built environment and risk. All of these provide the critical basis for improved building codes and construction emergency response plans for the people and infrastructure safety and protection.

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Published
2011-12-21
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book review, Boyko Ranguelov
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Papadopoulos, G. A. (2011). Natural Hazards – Nonlinearities and Assessment. Research in Geophysics, 1(1), e2. https://doi.org/10.4081/rg.2011.e2

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