The Exposure of Anthropogenic Systems to Natural Hazards

  • H. Tiedemann
Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)


As there is a scarcity of literature quantifying the direct and indirect damage and consequential loss caused by most natural hazards, we shall treat some important aspects here. In view of the many parameters that must be considered we must, however, limit ourselves to a general discussion of the respective parameters, and the discussion will predominantly deal with earthquakes and the methodology developed for this field to illustrate the assessment and handling of other hazards.


Return Period Natural Hazard Severe Flood Damage Ratio Loss Level 
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