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Climate-related disaster risk in mountain areas: the Guatemalan highlands at the start of the 21st Century

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Mountains are hazardous places. Framed in political ecology and disaster theory in geography, this research set out to answer the overarching question of how the risk of climate-related disasters has changed in mountain areas of Guatemala at the start of the century. It involved four main related activities that examined key elements of disaster risk: 1) the trigger, assessing extreme rainfall trends based on daily records; 2) the hazards, through an evaluation of the relevance of land use...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Research group:
Environmental Change Institute
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Guerra Noriega, AA
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2015-07-28

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