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Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global Ecodynamics

  • Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
  • Costas A. Varotsos
  • Vladimir F. Krapivin

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

About this book

Introduction

This book opens a new approach to the study of global environmental changes having unfavourable character for mankind and other living systems. The main advantage of the book consists in the accumulation of knowledge from different sciences to parametrize the global ecodynamic  process. Natural catastrophes are considered as an interactive element of global natural dynamics which are described by means of simulation models of global nature/society. The realization of this approach allows the integration within a complex structure of all international and national means of environmental monitoring and provides a tool for objective evaluation of the environmental quality. The main purpose of this book is to develop a universal information technology to estimate the state of environmental subsystems functioning under various climatic and anthropogenic conditions.

Keywords

Biocomplexity Biogeochemical cycles Climate change Floods Forest ecosystem Forest fires Global change Hurricanes Land surface processes Natural disaster Natural disasters Tornado Tsunami World Ocean

Authors and affiliations

  • Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
    • 1
  • Costas A. Varotsos
    • 2
  • Vladimir F. Krapivin
    • 3
  1. 1.Scientific Research Centre for Ecological Safety, Nansen Foundation for Environment and Remote SensingRussian Academy of SciencesSt PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Laboratory of MeteorologyUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Institute of Radioengineering and ElectronicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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