1.12 → Wasserkatastrophen in historischer Sicht

(Michael Börngen)

1.12 → Water disasters: A historical review

(Michael Börngen)

Water disasters: A historical review:

Water disasters can vary greatly. Those occurring inland are usually caused be heavy rainfall or rapidly melting snow, whereas coasts are prey to tropical and nontropical hurricanes and tsunamis. However, but both regions can be vulnerable to hailstorms, avalanches, and glacial deterioration.

Each form can bring enormous loss to human life and livestock, damage to property, and substantial topographical change, bringing dire economic destruction in its wake. This paper aims to set forth of each type of natural catastrophe from the recent and not-so-recent past.