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Title: Spain
Authors: Díaz de Terán, J. R.
Cendrero, A.
Araña, V.
Badiola, E. R.
Berga, L.
Carracedo, J. C. 
Chacón, J.
Coello, J.
Corominas, J.
Dabrio, C. J.
Durán, J. J.
Elízaga, E.
Ferrer, M.
García Fernández, M.
Garzón, M. G.
González Diez, A.
Goy, J. L.
López Martínez, J.
Martínez-Goytre, J.
Mezcua, J.
de la Nuez, J.
Salinas, J. L.
Soler, V.
del Val, J.
Zazo, C.
UNESCO Clasification: 2506 Geología
Issue Date: 1997
Journal: Developments in Earth Surface Processes 
Abstract: This chapter presents a review of the situation concerning the various geomorphological hazards in the country, including some information about existing programmes for research, control and mitigation. With its great variety of climatic, geological and morphodynamic environments, Spain is subject to every kind of natural hazard: tsunamis, floods, volcanism, and mass movements. The whole of the territory is prone to some kind of geomorphological hazard but it is in the eastern and southern coastal strips that the risks are greatest. One of the main problems for the mitigation of geomorphological hazards in Spain is the lack of an appropriate regulatory framework for the incorporation of natural hazard assessments into land-use planning and management at the macro-, meso- and micro-planning levels. The coverage of hazard mapping is still far from complete or adequate, and much work remains to be done. There has been considerable diversity in the methods used for risk assessment and for the cartographic representation of natural hazards. An urgent need is to establish common, accepted methodologies and criteria, based on indicators defined as clearly as possible, and to standardize map legends and scales for different planning levels. Information programmes for the general public also need to be considerably expanded.
ISSN: 0928-2025
DOI: 10.1016/S0928-2025(97)80019-3
Source: Developments in Earth Surface Processes [ISSN 0928-2025], v. 5, p. 429-456
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