Natural and Man-made Hazards: Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, 3-9 August, 1986

Natural and Man-made Hazards: Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, 3-9 August, 1986

By: Mohammed I. El-Sabh (editor), T. S. Murty (editor)Hardback

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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

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The Importance of Similarities Among Multiple Hazard Phenomena.- Modelling of Relationship between Natural and Man-made Hazards.- I/Geological Hazards.- Hazards from Mass Movements in Mountain Regions.- Earthquake Hazard and Risk in Canada.- The 1985 Mexico Earthquake.- Seismic Ground Motion and Damage Caused by Large Earthquakes in Nagoya, Japan.- Seismic Risk Analysis Using both Earthquake Data and Active Fault Data.- A New Approach for a Quick Estimation of the Seismic Moment, Magnitude Mm?.- The Effects of Seismic Activity on the Soils of the Charlevoix Area-Quebec, Canada.- Evidence of the Occurrence and Magnitude of Terrestrial Landslides in Recent Saguenay Fjord Sediments.- An Appraisal of Recent Geologic and Hydrologie Hazards in Nigeria.- II/Tsunami And Storm Surge Hazards.- Tsunami Research - A Review and New Concepts.- Historical Tsunamis in the Pacific Basin.- Risk Assessment of the Tsunami Hazard.- High Energy Sedimentation in French Polynesia: Cyclone or Tsunami?.- Tsunami Hazards in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada.- Numerical Modelling of Atoll Reef Harbors.- Long Wave Trapping by Axisymmetric Topographies.- Mathematical Modelling of Global Storm Surges Problems.- Storm Surges along the East Coast of India.- Historical Changes of Storm-surge Disasters in Osaka.- Negative Storm Surges on Canada's East Coast.- III/Sea Levels, Floods And Drought Hazards.- Drought: A Global Perspective.- Hazards of Floods and Droughts in India.- Review of Statistical Methods for Estimating Flood Risk with Special Emphasis on the Log Pearson Type 3 Distribution.- Variation in the Indus River Discharges and their Hazards.- Modelling the Natural and Anthropogenic Variations of the St. Lawrence Water Level.- Choice of Water Level Elevation for the Design of Coastal Structures.- A Hindcast of Winds, Waves, Water Levels and Currents during Hurricane Gloria.- IV/Ice And Iceberg Hazards.- Edge Waves and Ice Ride-up on Shorelines.- Iceberg Movement Prediction off the Canadian East Coast.- V/Man'S Intervention In The Marine Environment.- Case Studies of Recent Environmental Hazards in the Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea.- Effect of Aswan High Dam on the Biological Productivity of the South Eastern Mediterranean.- Man-made Environmental Changes in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, and their Possible Impact on Inshore Fisheries.- Effects on Mediterranean Lagoon Macro- benthos of a River Diversion: Assessment and Analytical Review.- Natural and Anthropogenic Changes in the Bay of Fundy - Gulf of Maine - Georges Bank System.- VI/Water And Air Pollution.- Problems of Sewage Pollution in Alexandria, Egypt.- Oil Spill in the St. Lawrence Estuary: A Preliminary Approach to a Risk Estimation Model.- Geotoxicology: Are Thermal Mercury and Sulfur Emissions Hazardous to Health?.- Response to Accidental Release of Toxic Chemicals into the Atmosphere using - AQPAC.- Remote Sensing of Aerosol Size Distribution.- VII/Climatic Hazards.- Climatic Catastrophes: The Local and Global Effects of Greenhouse Gases and Nuclear Winter.- On the Effects of Increased Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere on Temperature and Precipitation in Western Canada.- The Interactive Effects of Large Injections of Smoke, Dust and NOx on Atmospheric Temperature and Ozone Structure and Surface Climate.- A Regional Study of Impacts on Residential Heating Energy Requirements Due to CO2 Induced Climate Change in Ontario.- Acid Precipitation: A Catastrophic Threat to the Environment.- Numerical Simulation of the Transport of Radioactive Clouds from the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident.- Estimation of the Wind Hazard in Tropical Cyclone Regions.- The Effects of the Cyclones of 1983 on the Atolls of the Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia).- The Tornado Hazard in Canada.- VIII/Preparedness.- Forecasting Volcanic Eruption Disasters.- Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific: An Example of International Cooperation.- A Program for the Mitigation of Earthquake Effects in the Andean Region (Project SISRA).- Earthquake Hazard Prevention and Mitigation in the West African Sub-region.- Bhopal: Lessons for Canada.- Physical Planning for Multi-Hazard Mitigation.- IX/Summary Of Recommendations And Reports Of Scientific Sessions.- Summary of Symposium.- List Of Participants.- Some Impressions Of The Participants.- Awards Presented.- The Symposium In Photo.- Index Of Names.- Index Of Subjects.

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  • publication date: 31/08/1987
  • ISBN13: 9789027725240
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 868
  • ID: 9789027725240
  • weight: 1791
  • ISBN10: 9027725241

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