Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1069–1096, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1069-2020

Special issue: Global- and continental-scale risk assessment for natural...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1069–1096, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1069-2020
Review article
22 Apr 2020
Review article | 22 Apr 2020

Review article: Natural hazard risk assessments at the global scale

Philip J. Ward et al.

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We review the scientific literature on natural hazard risk assessments at the global scale. In doing so, we examine similarities and differences between the approaches taken across the different hazards and identify potential ways in which different hazard communities can learn from each other. Finally, we discuss opportunities for learning from methods and approaches being developed and applied to assess natural hazard risks at more continental or regional scales.
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