Special Issue "Advances in Multihazard Science"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: volcanology; tectonics; geomorphology; marine geology
Several areas of Earth are characterized by severe exposure to different types of phenomena and associated hazards (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, drought, sea level rise, hurricanes, and storms). These lead to many deaths and damages to infrastructures, agriculture, and urban areas. Fallout of the economy may be also relevant. Multihazard science is the analysis of natural events that occur simultaneously or cumulatively over time in a given area and includes (a) the overlay of single, independent hazards and (b) the cause–effect relationships among different hazards (i.e., the chain of events). Single-hazard approaches and/or the simple sum of multiple distinct hazards could underestimate the effective risk. Approaches that consider multiple hazards and their potential interactions are more difficult to analyze, but they are more representative of the actual environment. Multihazard science requires a multidisciplinary approach and, at present, is at a seminal stage while rapidly growing.
This Special Issue (SI) aims to promote new ideas and approaches to find answers to the numerous questions in multihazard science. This SI considers original research contributions and reviews on all areas of Earth sciences and related fields involved in multihazard science(s), including physical geography, volcanology, geophysics and geodesy, soil science, environmental science, statistics and probability, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, urban planning, decision making science, and agricultural sciences. The results of applied studies from local to global scales and theoretical advances are encouraged. Successful early-warning case studies and proposals of new methodological approaches are also welcome.
Dr. Guido Ventura
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