By Margaret Arnold (Editor), Robert S. Chen (Editor), Uwe Deichmann (Editor), Maxx Dilley (Editor), Art

Those case experiences supplement the sooner groundbreaking paintings of traditional catastrophe Hotspots: an international chance research released in April 2005. 3 case reports handle particular risks: landslides, typhoon surges and drought. an extra, 3 case reviews tackle neighborhood multi-hazard events in Sri Lanka, the Tana River basin in Kenya, and town of Caracas, Venezuela.

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These data should also be considered only with extreme caution. 16. WASP estimate of climatic drought (shaded brown curve) and drought disaster declarations (red bars) for Central-Southwest Asia countries. Green shading indicates wet periods. The -1 threshold is shown as a black line. 17. WASP estimate of climatic drought (shaded brown curve) and drought disaster declarations (red bars) for Laos and India. The -1 threshold is shown as a black line. Natural Disaster Hotspots Case Studies Drought Disaster in Asia median for three consecutive months or have a WASP value of less than –1 in a 12-month average show a statistically significant association with the reported incidence of drought disaster.

Information on class of severity, type of landslide (for example, avalanche, rockfall, mudflow, debris slide, and so on), potential intensity/magnitude could also be added Once the raster grid of frequencies is established, the resulting dataset is multiplied by the population dataset. The product is aggregated, at the national level, in order to obtain the average number of persons exposed per year. Historic records of casualties are then compared with this measure of physical exposure and with a series of national socioeconomic parameters that have been previously transformed and standardized.

18 plots all of the observed landslides in Nepal between 1971 and 2000. 16.

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