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Development and application of volcanic fragility and vulnerability functions

Edited by: Natalia Irma Deligne, Giulio Zuccaro, Sungsu Lee

This thematic series focuses on volcanic fragility and vulnerability functions as used in quantitative risk assessments. Such functions link the severity of a hazard to consequences on people, the built environment, primary industries, the economy, and/or society. This is rapidly developing and growing area in applied volcanology and this thematic series aims to collate and showcase applications of these functions in volcanology. Topics of interest include:

  • Qualitative or quantitative fragility and vulnerability functions for one or multiple volcanic hazards
  • Application of volcanic fragility and/or vulnerability functions to research questions
  • Case studies of applications of volcanic fragility and/or vulnerability functions in practice
  • Use of volcanic fragility and/or vulnerability functions as an educational or outreach tool.
  1. Content type: Research

    RiskScape is a free multi-hazard risk assessment software programme jointly developed by GNS Science and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand. RiskScape has a modular ...

    Authors: Natalia I. Deligne, Nick Horspool, Silvia Canessa, Iain Matcham, George T. Williams, Grant Wilson and Thomas M. Wilson

    Citation: Journal of Applied Volcanology 2017 6:18

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  2. Content type: Research

    Surface transportation networks are critical infrastructure that are frequently affected by volcanic ash fall. Disruption to surface transportation from volcanic ash is often complex with the severity of impac...

    Authors: Daniel Mark Blake, Natalia Irma Deligne, Thomas McDonald Wilson and Grant Wilson

    Citation: Journal of Applied Volcanology 2017 6:16

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    Volcanic risk assessment using probabilistic models is increasingly desired for risk management, particularly for loss forecasting, critical infrastructure management, land-use planning and evacuation planning...

    Authors: Grant Wilson, Thomas M. Wilson, Natalia I. Deligne, Daniel M. Blake and Jim W. Cole

    Citation: Journal of Applied Volcanology 2017 6:14

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  4. Content type: Research

    Fast-moving lava flows during the 2014–2015 eruption of Fogo volcano in Cape Verde engulfed 75% (n = 260) of buildings within three villages in the Chã das Caldeiras area, as well as 25% of cultivable agricultura...

    Authors: S. F. Jenkins, S. J. Day, B. V. E. Faria and J. F. B. D. Fonseca

    Citation: Journal of Applied Volcanology 2017 6:6

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  5. Content type: Research

    Volcanic ash falls are one of the most widespread and frequent volcanic hazards, and are produced by all explosive volcanic eruptions. Ash falls are arguably the most disruptive volcanic hazard because of thei...

    Authors: R. J. Blong, P. Grasso, S. F. Jenkins, C. R. Magill, T. M. Wilson, K. McMullan and J. Kandlbauer

    Citation: Journal of Applied Volcanology 2017 6:2

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Tephra falls can cause a range of impacts to communities by disrupting, contaminating and damaging buildings and infrastructure systems, as well as posing a potential health hazard. Coordinated clean-up operat...

    Authors: Josh Hayes, Thomas M. Wilson, Natalia I. Deligne, Jim Cole and Matthew Hughes

    Citation: Journal of Applied Volcanology 2017 6:1

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