By G. Walker, H. Deeming, C. Margottini (auth.), Scira Menoni, Claudio Margottini (eds.)

ISBN-10: 8847018412

ISBN-13: 9788847018419

This ebook includes the most result of the state of affairs (Support on universal ecu process for sustainable usual and brought about technological dangers mitigation) venture, funded as a selected help motion less than the VI FP. This ebook addresses 3 major wishes: first, it constitutes an evaluation of the location of Europe so far as traditional na-tech hazards are thought of; moment, it indicates destiny study topics to be opened of widened which will take on new and rising threats in addition to adjustments within the capability reaction to danger governance, to be able to increase the best way clinical and technical services informs selection making concerning all fields of mitigation, starting from structural to non structural measures, reminiscent of education, schooling and land use planning.

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Furthermore, the difference between multi-spot and local hazards is not that sharp: when mountain areas are concerned, rather diffused instability conditions can be identified, with several large areas exposed to a multiplicity of large to small landslides of different types as well as avalanches. In this case, it is hard to say whether or not some of those hazards may be triggered by the same initial meteorological event, with repercussions that may be regional if not transboundary, as some mountain chains are shared by several EU countries (like the Pyrenees and the Alps).

46 G. Delmonaco et al. Fig. 17. Temperature, CO2 and dust reconstruction for the last 400,000 yrs from the Vostok ice core (after Petit et al. 1999) showing the switching between glacial and interglacials. Recently the length of this climate proxy was enlarged to 800,000yrs (EPICA project) Fig. 18. Development of earth’s climate for two different anthropogenic forcing. Global mean temperature around 2020 will be the same for both forcing since the greenhouse gases responsible for this development are already released.

Fig. 10 depicts the European landslide hazard zoning produced by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute. It is a very general view, based mainly on geological and topographic data, that shows a spatial hazard distribution which makes Iceland and the southern portion of Europe the most prone areas. 1 has produced a landslides hazard map. Nonetheless, it 2 Europe at Risk (Following EU-Funded Research on Hazard and Risks) 37 Fig. 10. Landslide-prone areas according to the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and published in the EEA Report, 2010 cannot be considered totally reliable.

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