Focus Group on Natural Hazards
The Focus Group on Natural Hazards fosters a focus within AGU on studies of geophysical hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods, heat waves, landslides, space weather, storms, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, impact by near-Earth objects, and related events. The Group promotes fundamental research into the links between extreme natural hazards and dynamic processes on Earth and in space; real-time and long-term monitoring of active Earth processes; quantitative natural-hazard modeling; studying predictability of natural extreme events, their operational forecasting, and reducing predictive uncertainties; and implementation of effective strategies and designs for hazard mitigation and disaster management worldwide.
Promotingg fundamental research into the links between extreme natural hazards and dynamic processes on Earth and in space.
The newly established
Award will be given annually to the AGU members
for original contributions to the basic knowledge of natural hazards and/or disaster risks.
Nominations are accepted until May 25, 2013.
Congratulations to Dr. Ross Stein, the winner of the 2012 Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award!
Congratulations to Dr. James Belanger, the winner of the 2012 AGU Natural Hazards Graduate Research Award!
- Annual chair report for 2011
- Japan earthquake of March 11, 2011