Prediction and Perception of Natural Hazards

Proceedings Symposium, 22–26 October 1990, Perugia, Italy

  • J. Nemec
  • J. M. Nigg
  • F. Siccardi

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Effect of the Uncertainties in Natural Hazard Prediction on the User Communities

  3. Uncertainties in the Development of Predictions of Large Scale Atmospheric Phenomena: Droughts, Tornadoes and Hurricanes

  4. Uncertainties in the Development of Predictions of Floods and Landslides

  5. Uncertainties in the Development of Predictions of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Dennis S. Mileti
      Pages 143-152
    3. Giuliano F. Panza, Peter Suhadolc, Paolo Harabaglia
      Pages 153-158
  6. The Use of Scientific Information by the Media

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-213

About this book


This collection of articles provides a unique overview of the state of the science in the prediction of and response to natural disaster events. The uniqueness of this volume is that it comprises more than just the physical science perspective.
For each natural hazard included in this text, social scientists have provided research summaries of how public perceptions are related to the actions that are likely to be undertaken when people are confronted with information about the existence of a natural hazard threat.
In this book the reader can find a truly international characterization of both hazard perception and prediction. The American and European contributors provide state-of-the-science overviews of empirically-based research knowledge that expands beyond any national boundaries. This approach has resulted in broader understanding of what is currently known about predicting natural hazard events and predicting how those events, or warnings of them, will be responded to by different types of societies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Nemec
    • 1
  • J. M. Nigg
    • 2
  • F. Siccardi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Humanitarian AffairsGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of DelawareNewarkUSA
  3. 3.University of GenovaGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4289-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8190-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6959
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