TitleExtreme events in nature and society
Author(s)S. Albeverio (ed.);V. Jentsch (ed.);H. Kantz (ed.)
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2006.
Description1 online resource (xv, 352 p.) : ill
Abstract NotePresents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it
Contents NotePreliminaries; Preface; Contents; 1 Extreme Events: Magic, Mysteries, and Challenges; 2 Anticipating Extreme Events; 3 Mathematical Methods and Concepts; 4 Dynamical Interpretation of Extreme Events; 5 Endogenous versus Exogenous Origins of Crises; 6 Epilepsy: Extreme Events in the Human Brain; 7 Extreme Events in the Geological Past; 8 Wind and Precipitation Extremes in the Earth's Atmosphere; 9 Freak Ocean Waves and Refraction of Gaussian Seas; 10 Predicting the Lifetime of Steel; 11 Computer Simulations of Opinions and their Reactions to Extreme Events
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. CATASTROPHES 2. Catastrophes naturelles 3. Disasters 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Emergency management 7. Gestion des situations d'urgence 8. NATURAL DISASTERS 9. NATURE 10. SOCIAL SCIENCE
Item TypeeBook
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