Journal Highlights

Probability Analysis Improves Hazard Assessment

Editors' Vox—

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics describes a probabilistic method for evaluating tsunami location, size, and risk to human populations.

Many of the world’s natural events from earthquakes and volcanoes to tornados and landslides affect human populations. Estimating the likelihood of occurrence and frequency is an important science to help people plan and prepare for future events. An article recently published in Reviews in GeophysicsGrezio et al. [2017] considered one type of infrequent but often devastating natural event: tsunamis. They gave an overview of a method for analyzing and preparing for tsunamis. The editor asked one of the authors to explain more about methods of hazard analysis and recent developments in this field....more

-- Anita Grezio, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy,

Article Category
Review Articles

Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Analysis: Multiple Sources and Global Applications

Anita Grezio, Andrey Babeyko, Maria Ana Baptista, Jörn Behrens, Antonio Costa, Gareth Davies, Eric L. Geist, Sylfest Glimsdal, Frank I. González, Jonathan Griffin, Carl B. Harbitz, Randall J. LeVeque, Stefano Lorito, Finn Løvholt, Rachid Omira, Christof Mueller, Raphaël Paris, Tom Parsons, Jascha Polet, William Power, Jacopo Selva, Mathilde B. Sørensen, Hong Kie Thio
First Published:
| Vol:
55,
Pages
1158–1198
| DOI:
10.1002/2017RG000579