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Special Issue "Natural Disasters and Hazards in the Geographical Environment"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2023) | Viewed by 7092
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Interests: physical geography; natural hazards; rainfall erosivity; climate extremes; climatology; meteorology.
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Special Issue Information
Natural hazards mostly occur as sudden, disastrous events with a high possibility of causing harm to various aspects of human life. Both natural hazard research and natural disaster research in geography have a long history and have evolved to incorporate the complexities of physical and human environments, as well as their interactions. Our understanding of the dimensions of hazards continues to be ever changing. The study of these phenomena strives to encompass all casualties in the environment, especially within the geosphere.
While natural hazards present a threat to humans and their environment, they do not necessarily result from natural and environmental processes and causes alone. Processes of interaction between different systems also bring about hazards. In the era of pronounced climate variability, understanding and predicting future hazard variability and occurrence patterns, as well as consequences in the geographical environment, are scientific challenges crucial to the development and implementation of sustainable management practices and policies.
This Special Issue of Atmosphere encompasses papers that present interdisciplinary concepts, methods, and case studies in the prediction, characterization, monitoring, mapping, communication, risk management, and mitigation of hydro-meteorological hazards and disasters (extreme climate events, wildfires, droughts, floods, mass movements (wet), rainfall erosivity, etc.). All types and sub-types of hazards and disasters associated with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and land, as well as those induced by climate change and variability, will be considered. The main topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the environmental, socio-economic, and health aspects of hydro-meteorological hazards and disasters in various geographical settings, quantitative and qualitative hazard and risk assessment, multi-hazard risk assessment, multi-vulnerability risk assessment, multi-hazard early warning systems, advances in hazard and disaster visualization, applications of new techniques in hazard and disaster research, and the spatial–temporal effects on hazard and risk assessment at local to regional scales.
Dr. Tin Lukić
Manuscript Submission Information
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- natural hazards and disasters
- hydro-meteorological hazard assessment
- climate change impacts
- socio-economic impacts
- vulnerability of weather-dependent economic sectors
- risk analysis and management
- land–climate interactions
- spatial–temporal analysis
- mapping and visualization
- early warning systems