Welcome to the Center for GeoHazards Studies
The Center for GeoHazards Studies seeks to decrease harmful societal effects of natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, landslides, mudflows, and avalanches through research, service, and education. Our team of scientists and engineers works together with social scientists, urban planners and public health researchers to evaluate the broader harmful impact of hazardous natural phenomena. One of our principal goals is to integrate analyses of various hazards with predictions of their effects on human infrastructure and ecosystems in order to evaluate approaches that could lead to a reduction of injury and death. Hazards that are affected or triggered by changes in climate are included within the Center's scope.
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