Modeling Volcanic Processes

The Physics and Mathematics of Volcanism

Author: Sarah A. Fagents

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 421

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An advanced textbook and reference resource examining the physics of volcanic behavior and the state of the art in modeling volcanic processes.

Remote Sensing of Volcanoes and Volcanic Processes

Integrating Observation and Modelling

Author: D.M. Pyle

Publisher: Geological Society of London


Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 877

This volume focuses on how advances in both remote sensing and modelling can be brought together to improve our understanding of the behaviour of active volcanoes. It includes review papers, papers reporting technical advances and case studies showing how the integration of remote-sensing observations with models can be put to good use.

Volcanic Eruptions and Their Repose, Unrest, Precursors, and Timing

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press


Category: Science

Page: 134

View: 610

Volcanic eruptions are common, with more than 50 volcanic eruptions in the United States alone in the past 31 years. These eruptions can have devastating economic and social consequences, even at great distances from the volcano. Fortunately many eruptions are preceded by unrest that can be detected using ground, airborne, and spaceborne instruments. Data from these instruments, combined with basic understanding of how volcanoes work, form the basis for forecasting eruptionsâ€"where, when, how big, how long, and the consequences. Accurate forecasts of the likelihood and magnitude of an eruption in a specified timeframe are rooted in a scientific understanding of the processes that govern the storage, ascent, and eruption of magma. Yet our understanding of volcanic systems is incomplete and biased by the limited number of volcanoes and eruption styles observed with advanced instrumentation. Volcanic Eruptions and Their Repose, Unrest, Precursors, and Timing identifies key science questions, research and observation priorities, and approaches for building a volcano science community capable of tackling them. This report presents goals for making major advances in volcano science.

Natural Catastrophe Risk Management and Modelling

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Kirsten Mitchell-Wallace

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 375

This book covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of catastrophe modelling for insurance industry practitioners and public policymakers. Written by authors with both academic and industry experience it also functions as an excellent graduate-level text and overview of the field. Ours is a time of unprecedented levels of risk from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Fortunately, it is also an era of relatively inexpensive technologies for use in assessing those risks. The demand from both commercial and public interests—including (re)insurers, NGOs, global disaster management agencies, and local authorities—for sophisticated catastrophe risk assessment tools has never been greater, and contemporary catastrophe modelling satisfies that demand. Combining the latest research with detailed coverage of state-of-the-art catastrophe modelling techniques and technologies, this book delivers the knowledge needed to use, interpret, and build catastrophe models, and provides greater insight into catastrophe modelling’s enormous potential and possible limitations. The first book containing the detailed, practical knowledge needed to support practitioners as effective catastrophe risk modellers and managers Includes hazard, vulnerability and financial material to provide the only independent, comprehensive overview of the subject, accessible to students and practitioners alike Demonstrates the relevance of catastrophe models within a practical, decision-making framework and illustrates their many applications Includes contributions from many of the top names in the field, globally, from industry, academia, and government Natural Catastrophe Risk Management and Modelling: A Practitioner’s Guide is an important working resource for catastrophe modelling analysts and developers, actuaries, underwriters, and those working in compliance or regulatory functions related to catastrophe risk. It is also valuable for scientists and engineers seeking to gain greater insight into catastrophe risk management and its applications.


Radhakrishna volume

Author: K. V. Subbarao



Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 935

Festschrift honoring Bangalore Puttaiya Radhakrishna, b. 1918, Indian geologist, on his 75th birthday; contributed articles.

From magma to tephra

modelling physical processes of explosive volcanic eruptions

Author: Armin Freundt

Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd


Category: Nature

Page: 318

View: 659

Money and Paper Currency

A Study for the Times

Author: George Elliott Casey



Category: Currency question

Page: 91

View: 648