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AGU: Disaster Days

A speaker in the U13 session declined to list numbers for how many people were killed, buildings destroyed, or damage caused by his particular hazard, pointing out that every scientist seems to claim their disaster is the deadliest. Where I … Continue reading

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AGU 2010: Monday

The annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco just keeps getting bigger. When I last attended as a wee fledgling graduate student, I went as a press representative for the Society of Physics Students. As such, I conducted impromptu … Continue reading

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Natural Hazards in southern British Columbia

The interaction of strong north-south geomorphic obstructions and a low population density dominate the risk assessment for British Columbia. The north-south mountain ranges and valleys place severe limitations on where transportation and other infrastructure may be built. The limited economic … Continue reading

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Melbourne: a disaster-movie trailer

This week Melbourne, Australia had an intense, sudden storm, with huge hailstones (up to 10cm diameter observed) and enough rain to flood the downtown core. Although rare, this is not a unique event for Melbourne. The cold southern oceans have … Continue reading

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