Natural hazards are the subject of permanent interest of the society, bringing a constant need for sharing information and knowledge related to research, education and management in mitigation of natural disasters. Although the causes and origins of natural hazards can be different, ranging from atmospheric and hydrologic, to volcanologic and seismic, the environmental impacts are equally catastrophic. Furthermore, rapid urbanization in regions prone to natural hazards places more people at risk than ever before. Therefore, close interaction between different scientific and operational disciplines, aimed at enhancing the mitigation of natural hazards, is very important. Consequently, developments in the research methodologies for natural hazards characterisation and modelling have become popular research topics.

In recent decades, knowledge and understanding of the natural hazards have progressed thanks to model developments, supplemented by in-situ and remotely sensed data. Moreover, these data are particularly important and useful for research scientists, practitioners...

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