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World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk

Understanding the Spatial Patterns of Global Natural Disaster Risk
  • Peijun Shi
  • Jing’ai Wang
  • Wei Xu
  • Tao Ye
  • Saini Yang
  • Lianyou Liu
  • Weihua Fang
  • Kai Liu
  • Ning Li
  • Ming Wang
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Part of the IHDP/Future Earth-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series book series (IHDP-FEIRG)

Abstract

This study is the instruction manual of the World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk. The scientific basis of the Atlas, including the disaster risk science, the terms for vulnerability, resilience, adaptation and risk, is first introduced. Then, the data and methodology for risk assessment are presented. After that, the thematic map development including the design concept, cartographic units, cartographic presentation, and map color design is discussed. Finally, the atlas structure is presented and the unique point and limitation of the Atlas is discussed.

Keywords

Tropical Cyclone Dust Storm Storm Surge Disaster Risk Disaster Risk Reduction 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peijun Shi
    • 1
  • Jing’ai Wang
    • 2
  • Wei Xu
    • 3
  • Tao Ye
    • 1
  • Saini Yang
    • 1
  • Lianyou Liu
    • 3
  • Weihua Fang
    • 3
  • Kai Liu
    • 3
  • Ning Li
    • 3
  • Ming Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource EcologyBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Regional GeographyBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Natural Disaster, Ministry of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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