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Understanding risk and resilience to natural hazards

Fact Sheet 2011-3008

RESEARCH AT THE USGS WESTERN GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCE CENTER
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Abstract

Natural hazards threaten the safety and economic wellbeing of communities. These hazards include sudden-onset hazards, such as earthquakes, and slowly emerging, chronic hazards, such as those associated with climate change. To help public officials, emergency and other managers, the business community, and at-risk individuals reduce the risks posed by such hazards, the USGS Western Geographic Science Center is developing new ways to assess and communicate societal risk and resilience to catastrophic and chronic natural hazards.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Understanding risk and resilience to natural hazards
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3008
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2011
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Western Geographic Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N