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Natural and Man-Made Hazards

Proceedings of the International Symposium held at Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, 3—9 August, 1986

  • M. I. El-Sabh
  • T. S. Murty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Geological Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. A. E. Scheidegger
      Pages 21-41
    3. Anne E. Stevens
      Pages 43-61
    4. Cinna Lomnitz
      Pages 63-79
    5. Kazuaki Masaki, Hitoshi Taniguchi, Kumizi Iida
      Pages 81-93
    6. H. Ishida, M. Takemura, A. Amano, T. Ohta, K. Horikoshi
      Pages 95-108
  4. Tsunami And Storm Surge Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. N. K. Saxena, T. S. Murty
      Pages 163-170
    3. Patricia A. Lockridge
      Pages 171-181
    4. George Pararas-Carayannis
      Pages 183-191
    5. J. Talandier, F. Bourrouilh-Le-Jan
      Pages 193-199
    6. M. I. El-sabh, T. S. Murty, J.-F. Dumais
      Pages 201-213
    7. Charles L. Mader, Martin Vitousek, Sharon Lukas
      Pages 215-225
    8. R. P. Shaw, W. L. Neu
      Pages 227-238
    9. G. S. Sharma, A. Satyanarayana Murty
      Pages 257-277
    10. Y. Tsuchiya, Y. Kawata
      Pages 279-303
    11. M. I. El-Sabh, T. S. Murty, J.-M. Briand
      Pages 305-316
  5. Sea Levels, Floods And Drought Hazards

  6. Ice and Iceberg Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. T. S. Murty, M. I. El-Sabh
      Pages 429-434
    3. John R. Marko, David B. Fissel, John D. Miller
      Pages 435-462
  7. Man’S Intervention in the Marine Environment

  8. Water and Air Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 561-561
    2. Massoud A. H. Saad, O. A. El-Rayis, F. El-Nady
      Pages 563-574
    3. B. Z. Siegel, S. M. Siegel, Marlene Nachbar-Hapai, Christa Russell
      Pages 589-597
    4. M. El-Raey, A. Shoaib, M. S. Helmi, A. El-Hadidi
      Pages 609-618
  9. Climatic Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 619-619

About these proceedings

Introduction

In recent years, several major natural and man-made hazards have challenged scientists, government officials and the public in general: earthquakes, major volcanic and other seismic eruptions in Mount St. Helens, EI Chichon, Mexico city, Nevado del Ruiz, Japan, Italy, Greece, Cameroon and many other places on our globe; Tsunami in the Pacific Ocean and deadly storm surges along the coasts of India, Bangladesh and Japan; Cyclones, floods, thunderstorms, snow storms, tornadoes, drought, desertification and other climatic catastrophes; Amoco-Cadiz oil spill accident (France), Three-Mile Island (U. S. A. ) and Chernobyl (U. S. S. R. ) nuclear accidents, Bhopal chemical accident (India), acid rain (Canada, U. S. A. ) and other technological disasters. Such hazards have snuffed out millions of lives, infli

Keywords

Earthquake Tsunami hydrology prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • M. I. El-Sabh
    • 1
  • T. S. Murty
    • 2
  1. 1.Département d’OcéanographieUniversité du Québec à RimouskiRimouskiCanada
  2. 2.Department of Fisheries and OceansInstitute of Ocean SciencesSidneyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1433-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7142-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1433-9
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