Damaging Volcano Database 2010 “ The Year in Review
I hope that you enjoy the first edition of the CATDAT Annual Review of Damaging Volcanoes. I have been collecting volcanic eruption, earthquake, flood and other natural disaster loss data for quite a few years, with a more concerted effort in the past 2 to 3 years to build up the databases further.
This report on 2010 only shows a small percentage of the data collected.
The purpose of this report is to present the damaging volcanoes of the year 2010 around the world that were entered into the CATDAT Damaging Volcanoes Database in terms of their socioeconomic effects.
This 2010 report will also seek to introduce the CATDAT Damaging Volcanoes Database for those people who have not read or heard about it.
First of all a big thanks to my fiancÃ©e, Maren, for supporting me through the sporadic late nights (when volcanic eruptions have occurred), as well as with SMS updates, translations, constant volcano discussions and intellectual conversations. I would also like to thank my parents, Anne and Trevor, and also my sister, Katherine, for the numerous reports and papers I have sent them and they have checked and for the numerous updates as to potential natural disaster data.
A big thank you goes to the General Sir John Monash Foundation (supported by the Australian Government) who have been funding my PhD research at Karlsruhe at KIT/CEDIM and had allowed me to choose these from all worldwide institutions.
I would like to thank the University of Adelaide, Australia, UniversitÃ© Joseph Fourier, University of Pavia and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for the background to undertake my study and to always promote learning outside the course environment.
Thank you also to the Center of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) for supporting me in my research in the natural disaster field. In addition, I would like to thank Friedemann Wenzel, Bijan Khazai, Kevin McCue, Ellen GottschÃ¤mmer and Tina KunzPlapp for their interest, support and motivating me to publish my work.
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