Natural Hazards

The Natural Hazards Focus Group  focuses within AGU on studies of geophysical hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods, heat waves, landslides, space weather, storms, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, impact by near-Earth objects, and related events. Read more

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Arlene: Early and Short-livedThe cyclone was one of the earliest Atlantic cyclones observed in the satellite record. [...]

Lava Glows Atop NishinoshimaThe island has been growing steadily since 2013. [...]

Sierra Snowpack Bigger Than Last Four Years CombinedNASA airborne snow surveys provide key information for California water managers. [...]

Dust Storm Veils SudanOnce again, wind is at work over Sudan. [...]

Cyclone Maarutha Passes Over MyanmarIt is the first named cyclone of 2017 in the northern hemisphere. [...]

Volcanic eruptions examinerVolcanologists spent two weeks collecting samples from Yasur, a continuously erupting volcano on Tan [...]

If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects -- scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunami [...]

Despite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, a [...]

An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practi [...]

New era of Western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystemsCurrent wildfire policy can't adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, [...]

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