Natural Disaster Hotspots

Project Description
Natural Disaster Hotspots presents a global view of major natural disaster risk
hotspots areas at relatively high risk of loss from one or more natural
hazards. It summarizes the results of an interdisciplinary analysis of the
location and characteristics of hotspots for six natural hazards earthquakes,
volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought, and cyclones. Data on these hazards are
combined with state-of-the-art data on the subnational distribution of
population and economic output and past disaster losses to identify areas at
relatively high risk from one or more hazards.

Project URL: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/chrr/research/hotspots/

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