Compound geohazards : planning for environmental change
Booth, Kathryn. 2011 Compound geohazards : planning for environmental change. [Poster] In: Cities, catchments and coasts: applied geoscience for decision-making in London and the Thames Basin, London, UK, 13 May 2011. (Unpublished)Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
This research sets out to determine the potential effects of climate change on geohazards in the UK and focuses on one of the foremost natural hazards affecting the UK — flooding. In addition to the immediate effects of flooding, areas that are prone to flooding could suffer further problems, accentuating factors such as subsidence and heave (due to the shrink-swell of clays) and reactivation of landslides. The geohazards within these potential flood zones will be heightened as a result. With this in mind, this research focuses on the potential effects of surface-water flooding (initially using the BGS Geological Indicators of Flooding dataset) on natural geohazards in the UK (as represented by BGS GeoSure layers).
|Item Type:||Publication - Conference Item (Poster)|
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes 2010 > Information and Knowledge Exchange (Information Products)|
|Date made live:||13 May 2011 13:47|
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