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Engineering for Natural Disasters: Home
This guide is a collection of resources for applied engineering in times of natural disaster. This covers earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis.
This guide is a collection of resources for preventative and responsive engineering in lieu of the recent worldwide natural disasters. It contains a variety of resources from government, public and non-profit sources.
Selected Books on Natural Disasters
Extreme Environmental Events by Robert A. Meyers (Editor-In-Chief)Extreme Environmental Events is an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the basic tenets of complexity and systems theory, as well as the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems, to the prediction, monitoring, and evaluation of major natural phenomena affecting life on earth. These phenomena are often highly destructive, and include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, climate change,, and weather. Early warning, damage, and the immediate response of human populations to these phenomena are also covered from the point of view of complexity and nonlinear systems. In 61 authoritative, state-of-the art articles, world experts in each field apply such tools and concepts as fractals, cellular automata, solitons game theory, network theory, and statistical physics to an understanding of these complex geophysical phenomena.
Rising Waters by Samuel D. Brody; Wesley E. Highfield; Jung Eun KangHurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans in 2005 confirmed what had been tacitly understood by local policy makers for a long time: that the problem of flooding is getting worse and that this presents a major risk to the health and safety of the American population.