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TitleNatural hazards in Canada
AuthorClague, J J; Bobrowsky, P T
SourceGeoscience Canada vol. 37, no. 1, 2010 p. 17-36
LinksOnline - En ligne
Year2010
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20090161
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectsenvironmental geology; engineering geology; geophysics; health hazards; earthquakes; earthquake risk; seismic risk; tsunami; volcanism; volcanoes; volcanology; landslides; mudflows; snow; floods; flood potential; storms; sea level changes; sea level fluctuations; geological hazards
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; block diagrams; stratigraphic columns; graphs
ProgramReducing Risk from Natural Hazards
AbstractCanada, the second largest country in the world, is subject to every hazardous natural process on Earth - large earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, landslides, snow avalanches, floods, hurricanes, tornados, severe storms, drought, and sea-level rise. Fortunately, much of the country is sparsely populated; hence risk from these hazardous processes is localized to small areas adjacent to the Canada - US border, where most Canadians live. The greatest risk comes from earthquakes and landslides on the populated south coast of British Columbia and parts of southern Ontario and Québec; from floods in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, or Toronto; and from hurricanes in Halifax and St. John's. In the long term, Canada's coastlines are threatened by sea-level rise and Canada's northern indigenous peoples are threatened by permafrost thaw caused by global warming.
GEOSCAN ID247803