Natural hazard impacts on technological systems and infrastructures
Natural hazard impacts on technological systems and infrastructures
Editor(s): E. G. Petrova, E. Krausmann, M. Bostenaru Dan, and H. Kreibich
The main purpose of the SI is to collect papers under the general theme of the issue, to summarise and analyse relationships between natural events and accidents in technological systems and infrastructures, and to find out new methods of assessing them and the vulnerability of technosphere and infrastructure objects to natural hazards.

Critical infrastructures and other technological systems such as transportation systems, telecommunication networks, pipelines, and reservoirs are at risk from natural hazards (e.g., landslides, earthquakes, floods) in many urban and rural areas worldwide. A key to safe and affordable operations of these types of infrastructure is an in-depth knowledge of their exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards and the impact of damage experienced either locally or across the network. Fundamental understanding of hazard and risk involves (i) systematic identification and mapping of potential infrastructure exposure, (ii) integrated assessment of impact as a result of damage, repair, and/or mitigation, (iii) indirect losses from infrastructure disruption, and (iv) consideration of interactions between hazards and/or cascades of hazards. This SI welcomes contributions with a focus on natural hazard risk assessment for critical infrastructures and technological systems and compilation of databases to record impact and elements at risk. We also encourage papers addressing the development and application of tools for cost modelling. The SI is dedicated to contributions with national, regional, and local perspectives.

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05 Oct 2020
Preface: Natural hazard impacts on technological systems and infrastructures
Elena Petrova and Maria Bostenaru Dan
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2627–2631,,, 2020
22 Jul 2020
Spatial database and website for reservoir-triggered seismicity in Brazil
Eveline Sayão, George Sand França, Maristela Holanda, and Alexandro Gonçalves
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2001–2019,,, 2020
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15 Jul 2020
Natural hazard impacts on transport infrastructure in Russia
Elena Petrova
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1969–1983,,, 2020
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23 May 2020
Network-risk: an open GIS toolbox for estimating the implications of transportation network damage due to natural hazards, tested for Bucharest, Romania
Dragos Toma-Danila, Iuliana Armas, and Alexandru Tiganescu
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1421–1439,,, 2020
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07 Apr 2020
A method to use proxy data of runoff-related impacts for the evaluation of a model mapping intense storm runoff hazard: application to the railway context
Isabelle Braud, Lilly-Rose Lagadec, Loïc Moulin, Blandine Chazelle, and Pascal Breil
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 947–966,,, 2020
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19 Feb 2020
Assessing transportation vulnerability to tsunamis: utilising post-event field data from the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami, Japan, and the 2015 Illapel tsunami, Chile
James H. Williams, Thomas M. Wilson, Nick Horspool, Ryan Paulik, Liam Wotherspoon, Emily M. Lane, and Matthew W. Hughes
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 451–470,,, 2020
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13 Jan 2020
Impact database application for natural and technological risk management
Nina Frolova, Valery Larionov, Jean Bonnin, Sergey Suchshev, Alexander Ugarov, and Nataliya Malaeva
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 95–106,,, 2020
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10 Oct 2019
The influence of land use and land cover change on landslide susceptibility: a case study in Zhushan Town, Xuan'en County (Hubei, China)
Lixia Chen, Zizheng Guo, Kunlong Yin, Dhruba Pikha Shrestha, and Shikuan Jin
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2207–2228,,, 2019
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01 Oct 2019
Quantification of climate change impact on dam failure risk under hydrological scenarios: a case study from a Spanish dam
Javier Fluixá-Sanmartín, Adrián Morales-Torres, Ignacio Escuder-Bueno, and Javier Paredes-Arquiola
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2117–2139,,, 2019
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26 Jun 2019
Assessing the impact of road segment obstruction on accessibility of critical services in case of a hazard
Sophie Mossoux, Matthieu Kervyn, and Frank Canters
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1251–1263,,, 2019
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17 Apr 2019
Projected changes to extreme freezing precipitation and design ice loads over North America based on a large ensemble of Canadian regional climate model simulations
Dae Il Jeong, Alex J. Cannon, and Xuebin Zhang
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 857–872,,, 2019
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