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At the next European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2018 (Vienna (Austria), 8–13 April 2018) we plan to offer a session in the natural hazards section.
Convener: Kristin Vogel
Co-Conveners: Marco Borga, Axel Bronstert, Fabrice Cotton, Oliver Korup, José Andrés López-Tarazón, Anna Scolobig
Recent assessments of natural hazards have increasingly embraced the idea that potentially adverse processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, and floods are dynamically coupled. Such chains of events challenge conventional assessments that are dedicated to identifying the locations, magnitudes, frequencies, and consequences of a single natural hazard. For this session, we solicit contributions and insights on both practical and interdisciplinary advances, benefits, and challenges in the context of natural hazard cascades and their governance. Examples include, but are not limited to, quantitative studies on earthquake- and volcanically triggered landslides, the formation and failure of natural dams, tsunamis triggered by submarine slope failures, or excessive flooding and sediment transport following wildfires or other extreme natural events. Contributions addressing the policies to improve the management of natural hazard cascades are also welcome.