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Natural hazard zonation

January 1, 1996

This paper presents the basic scientific principles underpinning the professional practice of zonation for natural hazards such as floods, severe storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, wildfires, tsunamis, and droughts. Zonation is the scientific process of identifying those parts of a geographic area which are best and least suited for community development in terms of their exposure to the physical effects of recurring, rapid onset, natural hazards.

Publication Year 1996
Title Natural hazard zonation
Authors Walter W. Hays
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70017721
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse