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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 (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

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
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/14262

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