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Flash Flood Forecasting Over Complex Terrain: With an Assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California

The nation's network of more than 130 Next Generation Radars (NEXRADs) is used to detect wind and precipitation to help National Weather Service forecasters monitor and predict flash floods and other storms. This book assesses the performance of the Sulphur ...

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Hazards Watch: Reducing the Impacts of Disasters Through Improved Earth Observations -- Summary of a Workshop, October 22, 2003, Washington, DC

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Partnerships for Reducing Landslide Risk: Assessment of the National Landslide Hazards Mitigation Strategy

Landslides occur in all geographic regions of the nation in response to a wide range of conditions and triggering processes that include storms, earthquakes, and human activities. Landslides in the United States result in an estimated average of 25 ...

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Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research

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Preventing Earthquake Disasters: The Grand Challenge in Earthquake Engineering:A Research Agenda for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)

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Living on an Active Earth:Perspectives on Earthquake Science

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Weather Radar Technology Beyond NEXRAD

Weather radar is a vital instrument for observing the atmosphere to help provide weather forecasts and issue weather warnings to the public. The current Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) system provides Doppler radar coverage to most regions of the United ...

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Assessment of Proposed Partnerships to Implement a National Landslide Hazards Mitigation Strategy:Interim Report

Landslides are a component of those agents of nature that transport rock and soil from mountains or hillsides to streams, lakes and seas, where new sedimentary rocks begin to form. Therefore, as well as destructive forces that can be induced ...

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Natural Disasters and Energy Policy:A Summary of the Forum on Natural Diasters and Energy Policy, June 12, 2001, Washington, DC

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American Hazardscapes: The Regionalization of Hazards and Disasters

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