Hydrometeorological hazards

"A hydrometeorological hazard can be defined as a process or phenomenon of atmospheric, hydrological or oceanographic nature that may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental damage." (United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UNISDR, 2009)

"Hydrometeorological hazards include a wide range of phenomena and can be generally thought to include  tropical cyclones (typhoons and hurricanes), thunder- or hail-storms, floods, droughts, and temperature extremes e.g., heatwaves and cold spells and their associate phenomena. Hydrometeorological hazards are a major part of what is called the climate." (McBean, 2013)


United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)."Terminology on disaster risk reduction". (2009). Link: http://www.unisdr.org/terminology.

McBean, G."Hydrometeorological Hazards." In: Bobrowsky, P.T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. (2013) Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4399-4_179

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