Call for abstract: AGU Fall Meeting session on Compound and Cascading Events

We are happy to announce that we will be launching a new session at the AGU Fall Meeting 2018, entitled “Compound and Cascading Events: an Emerging Challenge for Natural Hazard Risk Assessment and Management”. We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to this session. The abstract submission site is now open. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 1 August 23:59 EDT. Abstracts will not be accepted for review after this date. Session Details (see Session ID: 43856 Session Title: NH008. Compound and Cascading Events: an Emerging Challenge for Natural Hazard Risk Assessment and Management Section/Focus Group: Natural Hazards Co-organized: Hydrology Cross-listing: Atmospheric Sciences; Hydrology; Ocean Sciences; Seismology Abstract: This session focuses on compound and cascading events, and their impacts on natural hazard risk. Such events – caused by the interaction of multiple hazard drivers in space or time – have a multiplier effect on the risk to society, infrastructure, and the environment. However, they have been largely overlooked in disaster risk science and policy. Recently, they were identified as an important challenge by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) ‘Grand Challenge’ on Extremes. Therefore, this session aims to provide a platform for showcasing current state-of-the-art and recent research findings on compound, cascading, and concurrent events; and foster broader exchange of knowledge between scientists and practitioners across different natural hazards. We encourage contributions related to all aspects of compound, cascading, and concurrent events, including those that: improve understanding of physical processes; showcase new methodologies, techniques and statistical approaches; and illustrate how including multiple interacting hazards improves risk assessments. We also encourage you to forward this invitation to your colleagues who may be interested. We look forward to seeing many of you in Washington DC. Philip Ward, Antonia Sebastian, Thomas Wahl, Jakob Zscheischler