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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Sherpa Fire Burn ScarIn June 2016, the Sherpa fire charred thousands of acres west of Santa Barbara, California. [...]

Atmosphere Awash with Saharan DustIn mid-June 2016, winds lofted thick plumes of dust from northern Africa’s deserts high into the air [...]

Bloom in the Gulf of AlaskaMeltwater from Alaska’s glaciers washed into the Gulf of Alaska, delivering nutrients that gave rise [...]

Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues About Our PlanetTwo massive blob-like structures lie deep within the Earth, roughly on opposite sides of the planet. [...]

Researchers have been studying evacuation data and have published two new papers that may help to im [...]

Volcanoes get quiet before they eruptUntil now, there has not been a way to forecast eruptions of restless volcanoes because of the const [...]

New analysis reveals large-scale motion around San Andreas Fault SystemBy carefully analyzing the data recorded by the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory's GPS arr [...]

Researcher helps break ground on forecasting earthquakesResearchers are breaking ground on the complexity of earthquakes and the possibility to forecast the [...]

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