Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Mountain Risks: From Prediction to Management and Governance

Editors: Van Asch, T., Corominas, J., Greiving, S., Malet, J.-P., Sterlacchini, S. (Eds.)

  • Interdisciplinary approach covering all aspects of mountain hazard and risk assessment, management and governance
  • Describes state-of-the-art methodological and computational advances, as well as new risk management strategies for quantitative hazard and risk analysis
  • Gives an advanced understanding of mountain hydro-geomorphological processes and on how to apply this understanding to living with hazards in the long-term
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About this book

This book offers a cross disciplinary treatment of the rapidly growing field of integrated approaches in risk assessment in mountainous areas. All major aspects related to hazard and risk assessment, risk management, and governance are illustrated with a wide range of case studies.
The first part of the book focuses on new techniques for assessing the natural hazards of different types of mass movements. State-of-the-art techniques for morphological characterization and monitoring of displacements are described. Computational advances are covered to explain the process systems and to quantify the hazards of fast and slow-moving landslides.
In the second part of the book methodologies are included for assessing the impact of these natural hazards on the society in terms of risks. In this part, methodologies for defining the vulnerability of the elements at risk are shown and the use of run-out models for risk assessment of the dangerous rapid mass movements are evaluated.
The third part of the book focuses on the response of society towards the problems of hazard and risk. It highlights the role of spatial planning, early warning systems and evacuation plans for risk management. It establishes practical thresholds for acceptable and tolerable risks and emphasizes the importance of education and communication to society.

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The book is of interest to a wide range of experts from related disciplines, practitioners and stakeholders to demonstrate the importance of an integrated approach for all aspects of risks in mountainous areas.

Reviews

“This is a very interesting and useful volume that represents an important contribution to the field. … the book integrates both natural and social sciences and provides useful reviews of the state of the art in a wide variety of areas of risk assessment and management. … chapters that examine different aspects of risk assessment are very valuable and deserve to be widely read. It will be of interest to both the research and the practitioner communities.” (David Petley, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 35 (2), May, 2015)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: The components of Risk Governance

    Greiving, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Innovative Techniques for the Detection and Characterization of the Kinematics of Slow-Moving Landslides

    Lu, Ping (et al.)

    Pages 31-56

  • Innovative Techniques for the Characterization of the Morphology, Geometry and Hydrological Features of Slow-Moving Landslides

    Kniess, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 57-82

  • Techniques for the Modelling of the Process Systems in Slow and Fast-Moving Landslides

    Ferrari, Alessio (et al.)

    Pages 83-129

  • Methods for Debris Flow Hazard and Risk Assessment

    Luna, Byron Quan (et al.)

    Pages 133-177

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6768-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0573-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mountain Risks: From Prediction to Management and Governance
Editors
  • Theo Van Asch
  • Jordi Corominas
  • Stefan Greiving
  • Jean-Philippe Malet
  • Simone Sterlacchini
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6769-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6769-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6768-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0573-6
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 413
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
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