Integrated tsunami vulnerability and risk assessment: Application to the coastal area of El Salvador



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González-Riancho, Pino and Aguirre Ayerbe, I. and García Aguilar, O. and Medina, R. and González, M. and Aniel Quiroga, Íñigo and Gutiérrez, O. Q. and Álvarez Gómez, J. A. and Larreynaga, J. and Gavidia, F. (2014) Integrated tsunami vulnerability and risk assessment: Application to the coastal area of El Salvador. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14 . pp. 1223-1244. ISSN 16849981

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Advances in the understanding and prediction of tsunami impacts allow for the development of risk reduc-tion strategies for tsunami-prone areas. This paper presents a tsunami vulnerability and risk assessment for the case study of El Salvador, the applied methodology dealing with the complexity and variability of coastal zones by means of (i) an integral approach to cover the entire risk-related process from the hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments to the fi-nal risk management; (ii) an integrated approach to combine and aggregate the information stemming from the different dimensions of coupled human and natural systems; and (iii) a dynamic and scale-dependent approach to integrate the spa-tiotemporal variability considerations. This work also aims at establishing a clear connection to translate the vulnerability and risk assessment results into adequate target-oriented risk reduction measures, trying to bridge the gap between science and management for the tsunami hazard. The approach is ap-plicable to other types of hazards, having been successfully applied to climate-change-related flooding hazard

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tsunami; El Salvador
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics
Sciences > Geology > Seismology
ID Code:63796
Deposited On:05 Feb 2021 09:17
Last Modified:05 Feb 2021 10:55

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