Early Warning Systems are a proven and feasible means of helping people to adapt to climate change. Such systems can provide up to a tenfold return on investment by saving lives and livelihoods in the case of extreme weather events
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Globally, wildfires are becoming more frequent and destructive, generating a significant amount of smoke that can be transported thousands of miles, driving the need for more accurate air pollution forecasts.
After an earthquake, it is crucial to obtain a rapid assessment of the severity of the impact on the affected population. An app channelling information from affected people about the “felt intensity” of the earthquake allows an early damage assessment.
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Hazards and disaster researchers are invited to submit abstracts for the 2023 Researchers Meeting. This year’s meeting will focus on New Frontiers of Disaster Research: Action-Oriented Collaborations to Solve Complex Challenges.
Within minutes, a statistical model based on a global database of public reports of ground shaking can be used to identify an earthquake as a high- or low-impact event, according to a new study published in The Seismic Record.
Future extreme rain will be embedded in shorter, more convective dominant rainfall events in the northeastern region of North America, leading to larger rate in future temperature-precipitation scaling.