Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards

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Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards provides a valuable new insight into how climate change is able to influence, modulate and trigger geological and geomorphological phenomena, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides; ultimately increasing the risk of natural hazards in a warmer world. Taken together, the chapters build a panorama of a field of research that is only now becoming recognized as important in the context of the likely impacts and implications of anthropogenic climate change. The observations, analyses and interpretations presented in the volume reinforce the idea that a changing climate does not simply involve the atmosphere and hydrosphere, but also elicits potentially hazardous responses from the solid Earth, or geosphere. Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards is targeted particularly at academics, graduate students and professionals with an interest in environmental change and natural hazards. As such, we are hopeful that it will encourage further investigation of those mechanisms by which contemporary climate change may drive potentially hazardous geological and geomorphological activity, and of the future ramifications for society and economy.



Auteur

Bill McGuire is Professor of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London. In 2005 he was a member of the UK Government's Natural Hazards Working Group, established in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, and in 2010 was part of the Government Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, set up to address the ash problem associated with the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull eruption. He is a contributing author of the 2012 IPCC report on climate change and extreme events.

Mark Maslin is Professor of Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change at University College London. He is a leading scientist with particular expertise in past and future global and regional climatic change and has published over 120 papers in journals such as Science, Nature, and Geology. He is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Scholar and currently holds a Royal Society Industrial Fellowship.



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Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards provides a valuable new insight into how climate change is able to influence, modulate and trigger geological and geomorphological phenomena, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides; ultimately increasing the risk of natural hazards in a warmer world. Taken together, the chapters build a panorama of a field of research that is only now becoming recognized as important in the context of the likely impacts and implications of anthropogenic climate change. The observations, analyses and interpretations presented in the volume reinforce the idea that a changing climate does not simply involve the atmosphere and hydrosphere, but also elicits potentially hazardous responses from the solid Earth, or geosphere.

Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards is targeted particularly at academics, graduate students and professionals with an interest in environmental change and natural hazards. As such, we are hopeful that it will encourage further investigation of those mechanisms by which contemporary climate change may drive potentially hazardous geological and geomorphological activity, and of the future ramifications for society and economy.



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List of Contributors

Foreword
Bill McGuire and Mark Maslin

Chapter 1: Hazardous responses of the solid Earth to a changing climate
Bill McGuire

Chapter 2: Future climate changes in the context of geological and geomorphological hazards
Felicity Liggins, Richard Betts and Bill McGuire

Chapter 3: Climate change and collapsing volcanoes: evidence from Mount Etna, Sicily
Kim Deeming, Bill McGuire and Paul Harrop

Chapter 4: Melting ice and volcanic hazards in the twenty-first century
Hugh Tuffen

Chapter 5: Multiple effects of ice load changes and associated stress change on magmatic systems
Freysteinn Sigmundsson and others

Chapter 6: Response of faults to climate-driven changes in ice and water volumes at the surface of the Earth
Andrea Hampel, Ralf Hetzel and Georgios Maniatis

Chapter 7: Does the El-Niño Southern Oscillation and influence earthquake activity in the eastern tropical Pacific?
Serge Guillas, Simon Day and Bill McGuire

Chapter 8: Submarine landslides and tsunamis in a changing climate
Dave Tappin

Chapter 9: Heat waves and slope stability in high mountain terrain
Christian Huggel and others

Chapter 10: Impacts of recent and future climate change on natural hazards in the European Alps
Jasper Knight, Margreth Keiler and Stephan Harrison

Chapter 11: Assessing the past and future stability of global gas hydrate reservoirs
Mark Maslin, Matthew Owen, Richard Betts, Simon Day, Tom Dunkley Jones and Andrew Ridgwell

Chapter 12: Methane hydrate instability: a view from the Palaeogene
Tom Dunkley Jones, Andrew Ridgwell, D. J. Lunt, Mark Maslin, D. N. Schmidt and Paul Valdez

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Détails sur le produit

Titre
Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards
éditeur
EAN
9781118482643
ISBN
978-1-118-48264-3
Format
eBook (pdf)
Producteur
Wiley-Blackwell
Editeur
Wiley-Blackwell
Genre
Sciences de la terre
Parution
29.11.2012
Protection contre la copie numérique
Adobe DRM
Taille de fichier
32.32 MB
Nombre de pages
328
Année
2012
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