Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Written By Fantina Tedim
Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 November 2019
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
  • Pages : 330 pages
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Download or read book entitled Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters by author: Fantina Tedim which was release on 15 November 2019 and published by Elsevier with total page 330 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Extreme wildfires events and disasters, exacerbated by climate change, societal, economic, and political processes, are occurring with increasing frequency across the globe. Current management strategies cannot control these fires which exceed the capacity of suppression systems, leaving threatened communities extremely vulnerable. Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on the operational concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST). Under the guidance of its expert editors, Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters through sustainable development, revealing better management methods and increasing protection of both the natural environment and the vulnerable communities within it. Reveals the complexity of extreme wildfire events and disasters in an accessible, comprehensive and multidisciplinary way Reviews the ground-breaking concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST) which offers an opportunity to reduce wildfire occurrence and severity through measures that promote sustainable development Proposes a new perspective on disaster risk reduction to help researchers, planners and professionals successfully adapt their methods for mitigating current and future issues

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
  • Author : Fantina Tedim,Tara K. Mcgee,Vittorio Leone
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Extreme wildfires events and disasters, exacerbated by climate change, societal, economic, and political processes, are occurring with increasing frequency across the globe. Current management strategies cannot control these fires which exceed the capacity of suppression systems, leaving threatened communities extremely vulnerable. Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters highlights the urgent need ...

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
  • Author : Fantina Tedim,Vittorio Leone,Tara K. Mcgee
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-11-22
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters: Root Causes and New Management Strategies highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on ...

Natural Disasters and Extreme Events in Agriculture

Natural Disasters and Extreme Events in Agriculture
  • Author : Mannava VK Sivakumar,Raymond P. Motha,Haripada P. Das
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-12-06
  • Total pages : 367
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Agricultural production is highly sensitive to weather and climate-related disasters such as drought, storm and flood. While it is not possible to prevent the occurrence of natural disasters, the resultant disastrous effects can be reduced mitigated through proper planning and effective preparation. This book, based on a gathering of experts ...

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
  • Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-28
  • Total pages : 582
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales. SREX was approved and accepted by ...

Wild Fires

Wild Fires
  • Author : Cath Senker
  • Publisher : Wayland (Publishers) Limited
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Wild fires, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as huge fires have devastated areas in countries around the world. ...

Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security

Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security
  • Author : Stanislaw P. Stawicki,Michael S. Firstenberg,Sagar C. Galwankar,Ricardo Izurieta,Thomas Papadimos
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-01-07
  • Total pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : International health security (IHS) is a broad and highly heterogeneous area. Within this general context, IHS encompasses subdomains that potentially influence (and more specifically endanger) the well-being and wellness of humans. The general umbrella of IHS includes, but is not limited to, natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases (EID) and pandemics, ...

Forest related disasters Three case studies and lessons for management of extreme events

Forest related disasters     Three case studies and lessons for management of extreme events
  • Author : van Hensbergen, H. and Cedergren, J.,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2021-01-06
  • Total pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Forests are “victims” of disaster when unable to provide services required by society and cannot recover within a relevant timeframe. Trees damaged may host insect pests that may kill healthy trees or become fuel for forest fires. Fallen trees also damage infrastructure.Extreme events can change the cultural and economic ...

Natural Hazards and Disasters 2 Volumes

Natural Hazards and Disasters  2 Volumes
  • Author : Bimal Kanti Paul
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • Total pages : 870
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : This two-volume encyclopedia provides the science behind heart-pumping geophysical hazards such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, cyclones, and floods, as well as authoritative entries on notable natural disasters around the world and the agencies that help victims of them. Natural Hazards and Disasters explores the sometimes harsh effects of nature on ...

Extreme Weather Events and Human Health

Extreme Weather Events and Human Health
  • Author : Rais Akhtar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Total pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : This edited book assesses the impacts of various extreme weather events on human health and development from a global perspective, and includes several case studies in various geographical regions around the globe. Covering all continents, it describes the impact of extreme weather conditions such as flash floods, heatwaves, cold waves, ...

Human Cost of Disasters

Human Cost of Disasters
  • Author : United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Total pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : The last twenty years has seen the number of major floods more than double, from 1,389 to 3,254, while the incidence of storms grew from 1,457 to 2,034. Floods and storms were the most prevalent events. The report “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019” also records major increases in other categories including drought, wildfires ...

Extreme Weather Events

Extreme Weather Events
  • Author : Jeanne Marie Ford
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Scientists have linked climate change to a worldwide increase in extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, and blizzards. Readers will learn about the various causes of these natural disasters and their costs to society, the economy, and the environment. This book explores preventive measures used throughout history, and ...

International Forest Fire News

International Forest Fire News
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Read online International Forest Fire News written by , published by which was released on 2002. Download full International Forest Fire News Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

What Are Natural Disasters

What Are Natural Disasters
  • Author : Joyce Jeffries
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-07-15
  • Total pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : When natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires strike, it can be frightening, not just for people living through the event, but also for young people watching coverage on television or social media. By giving elementary readers objective information presented in a sensitive way, this guide to natural disasters aims ...

Wildfire

Wildfire
  • Author : Elizabeth Raum
  • Publisher : Amicus Ink
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : How do weather forecasters predict storms? When does a snowstorm turn into a real blizzard? Get answers to these questions and more in the Natural Disasters series, which features clear explanations and tips for being prepared for extreme natural events. This photo-illustrated book describes wildfires, including forest fires, grass fires, ...

Agrometeorology in Extreme Events and Natural Disasters

Agrometeorology in Extreme Events and Natural Disasters
  • Author : H.P. Das
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Total pages : 600
  • ISBN : 9780128157213
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Summary : Despite the current technological advancement, agriculture is still a vital source of livelihood. It is essentially dependent on weather and climate, and adversely affected by extreme events in this respect. Over the past few decades, extreme events such as droughts, floods, storms, tropical cyclones and forest fires have destroyed economic ...