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Volcanic hazard risk assessment for the RiskScape program, with test application in Rotorua, New Zealand, and Mammoth Lakes, USA.
(University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2008)
This thesis presents a new GIS-based scenario volcanic risk assessment model called RiskScape Volcano (RSV) that has been designed for the RiskScape program to advance the field of volcanic risk assessment. RiskScape is ...
Geomorphic Hazard Analyses in Tectonically-Active Mountains: Application to the Western Southern Alps, New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2013)
On-going population growth and urbanization increasingly force people to occupy environments where natural processes intensely affect the landscape, by way of potentially hazardous natural events. Tectonic plate boundaries, ...
GIS based assessment of seismic risk for the Christchurch CBD and Mount Pleasant, New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Geography, 2006)
This research employs a deterministic seismic risk assessment methodology to assess the potential damage and loss at meshblock level in the Christchurch CBD and Mount Pleasant primarily due to building damage caused by ...
Spatial and temporal distribution of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) within the Kaikoura submarine canyon in relation to oceanographic variables
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2014)
The Kaikoura area is a valuable feeding spot for sperm whales with the presence of a submarine canyon close to shore. Male sperm whales can be found there year around, close to the shore and exhibiting almost constant ...
Hill Slope Viability for Industrial Viticultural Development in the South Island of New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Geological Science, 2013)
Hill slopes in wine producing regions of the South Island of New Zealand are rarely developed for viticulture despite having the capability. Viticultural development in these wine producing regions is primarily limited to ...
Mandatory Disease Notification and Underascertainment: A Geographical Perspective
(University of Canterbury. Geography, 2007)
Mandatory notification of disease forms the backbone of disease surveillance in New Zealand and overseas. Notification data is used by public health professionals and academics to identify cases requiring public health ...