Neotectonics and Natural Hazards (NUG)

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Natural hazards are not necessarily catastrophes, however, if they concern man, society and the environment they become a risk. Natural hazards have always occurred in the system Earth and need to be evaluated cautiously in space (local, regional, global), time (duration, date), intensity and recurrence interval. Climate extremes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, GLOFs, mass movements (landslides) and subsidence cause immense economic costs - and even worse - threat society and cause fatalities. We study natural hazards to recognize, to evaluate and to manage past and future hazards. In the newly founded Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet (Institute) of Neotectonics and Natural Hazards a multidisciplinary team of geoscientists is working with modern equipment on neotectonics, paleoseismology, archeoseismology and related topics.


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