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Proceedings of the WMO/Unesco Sub-forum on Science and Technology in Support of Natural Disaster Reduction : Geneva, 6-8 July 1999.

Author: World Meteorological Organization.; Unesco.
Publisher: [Geneva] : World Meteorological Organization, 1999.
Series: WMO (Series), no. 914.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This publication includes 15 presentations made at the Sub-Forum convened jointly by WMO and UNESCO at the closing of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. Also included is the Sub-Forum Statement, which reflects the results and conclusions of the deliberations, and summarizes the major conclusions of the Sub-Forum.--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, International government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: World Meteorological Organization.; Unesco.
ISBN: 9263109141 9789263109149
OCLC Number: 48272929
Description: xvi, 174 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Statement --
Extratropical storms of the decade : a brief review / by William Appleby and Karen Sutherland --
Severe local storms / by Harold E. Brooks and Steven J. Weiss --
Drought monitoring and prediction for disaster preparedness / by L.A. Ogallo --
Meteorology as an aid in fighting and preventing forest fires / by Bernard Sol --
Impacts of extreme and persistent temperatures : cold waves and heat waves / by G. Jendritzky --
Dust and sand storms : characteristics, vulnerability, awareness and preparedness / by A.A. Hassan --
Mitigating the effects of earthquakes : problems, progress and future trends / by Alan G. Green --
Earthquake vulnerability / by Walter W. Hays --
Successes and failures in fighting landslides : some experiences from Italy and elsewhere / by Paolo Canuti, Nicola Casagli and Filippo Catani --
Snow avalanches / by Paul M.B. Föhn and Walter J. Ammann --
Mitigating the effects of tsumanis : where do we go from here? / by Charles S. McCreery --
Storm surges in the marginal seas of the North Indian Ocean / by T.S. Murty --
Early warning for the 1994 eruptions of Pinatubo Volcano : a success story / by Raymundo S. Punongbayan and Christopher G. Newhall --
Reducing the impacts of tropical cyclones during the IDNDR / by Greg J. Holland --
Review of science, technology and policy fr river and coastal flooding / by Tauhidul Anwar Khan and Stephen Brichieri-Colombi.
Series Title: WMO (Series), no. 914.

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This publication includes 15 presentations made at the Sub-Forum convened jointly by WMO and UNESCO at the closing of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. Also included is the Sub-Forum Statement, which reflects the results and conclusions of the deliberations, and summarizes the major conclusions of the Sub-Forum.--Publisher's description.

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