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AGU Focus Group on Natural Hazards…
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  • established in 2008
  • fosters geophysical hazard studies — droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods, heat waves, landslides, space weather, storms, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, impact by near-Earth objects, and related events
  • establishes links between extreme natural hazards and dynamic processes on Earth and in space
  • focuses on real-time and long-term monitoring of Earth and Space active processes; quantitative natural-hazard modeling; studying predictability of natural extreme events
  • concentrates on the development of solid links between geophysical sciences and mathematical, engineering, and social sciences communities and users of knowledge concerning natural hazards
  • works in cooperation with and provides a bridge to similar efforts by the global programs of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), International Council for Science (ICSU), U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISRD), and other national, regional and international bodies

Natural Hazards News

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After years of crippling drought, record-breaking precipitation washed over California. Satellites o [...]

Fires Rage Near Lake BaikalSeveral pyrocumulus clouds are lofting dense smoke high into the atmosphere. [...]

Tropical Storm Cindy Nears the Gulf CoastTropical Storm Cindy will bring heavy rain to the Gulf Coast. [...]

Smoke and Fire on Bathurst IslandRoughly one-third of the savanna woodlands on these islands burn each year. [...]

Wildfires Light Up PortugalThe blaze burned so brightly that its light was visible at night from space. [...]

Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruptionA spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists t [...]

Flooding risk: America's most vulnerable communitiesFloods are the natural disaster that kill the most people. They are also the most common natural dis [...]

Seasonal rain and snow trigger small earthquakes on California faultsCalifornia's earthquake faults continually accumulate stress until they fail in an earthquake. [...]

Volcanic crystals give a new view of magmaVolcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir th [...]

Japanese slow earthquakes could shed light on tsunami generationUnderstanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large e [...]

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