Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards

Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards

Editor(s): Bill McGuire, Mark Maslin

Published Online: 10 DEC 2012 05:28AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470658659

Online ISBN: 9781118482698

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482698

About this Book

Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards provides a valuable new insight into how climate change is able to influence, modulate and trigger geological and geomorphological phenomena, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides; ultimately increasing the risk of natural hazards in a warmer world. Taken together, the chapters build a panorama of a field of research that is only now becoming recognized as important in the context of the likely impacts and implications of anthropogenic climate change. The observations, analyses and interpretations presented in the volume reinforce the idea that a changing climate does not simply involve the atmosphere and hydrosphere, but also elicits potentially hazardous responses from the solid Earth, or geosphere.

Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards is targeted particularly at academics, graduate students and professionals with an interest in environmental change and natural hazards. As such, we are hopeful that it will encourage further investigation of those mechanisms by which contemporary climate change may drive potentially hazardous geological and geomorphological activity, and of the future ramifications for society and economy.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 5

      Multiple Effects of Ice Load Changes and Associated Stress Change on Magmatic Systems (pages 108–123)

      Freysteinn Sigmundsson, Fabien Albino, Peter Schmidt, Björn Lund, Virginie Pinel, Andrew Hooper and Carolina Pagli

    3. Chapter 11

      Assessing the Past and Future Stability of Global Gas Hydrate Reservoirs (pages 250–277)

      Mark Maslin, Matthew Owen, Richard A. Betts, Simon Day, Tom Dunkley Jones and Andrew Ridgwell

    4. Chapter 12

      Methane Hydrate Instability: A View from the Palaeogene (pages 278–304)

      Tom Dunkley Jones, Ruža F. Ivanović, Andrew Ridgwell, Daniel J. Lunt, Mark A. Maslin, Paul J. Valdes and Rachel Flecker

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