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Local knowledge of emerging hazards : Instability above an Icelandic glacier

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dc.contributor.author Matti, Stephanie Alice
dc.contributor.author Ögmundardóttir, Helga
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-07T01:01:43Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-07T01:01:43Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05
dc.identifier.citation Matti , S A & Ögmundardóttir , H 2021 , ' Local knowledge of emerging hazards : Instability above an Icelandic glacier ' , International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction , vol. 58 , 102187 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102187
dc.identifier.issn 2212-4209
dc.identifier.other PURE: 35285792
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 4a38dd0d-e262-486f-93a7-8a7fe659d2bd
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85103292677
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2685
dc.description Funding Information: This work was kindly supported by the Doctoral Grants of the University of Iceland Research Fund (Rannsóknasjóður Háskóla Íslands), Iceland [grant number 1010–101343 , 2019–2022 ]. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s)
dc.description.abstract Climate change is contributing to shifts in the magnitude and scale of hazards, and the emergence of risks in areas where they were previously unknown. In south-east Iceland, a fracture in the mountainside of Svínafellsheiði threatens to cause between 60 and 100 million cubic metres of rock to fall onto the glacier below. A large landslide could break up the surface of the glacier, crash into the proglacial lake, and affect people and infrastructure downhill. In addition to the unprecedented scale, the Svínafellsheiði fracture represents the first time people and infrastructure have been exposed to this type of hazard in Iceland. In this article we examine the role of local knowledge in disaster risk reduction and management for communities that are facing a particular type of hazard for the first time. We argue that even when a community lacks experience with a specific type of hazard, local knowledge can still play a valuable role in hazard identification and risk management.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction; 58()
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Skriðuföll
dc.subject Náttúruhamfarir
dc.subject Almannavarnir
dc.subject Disaster risk reduction and management
dc.subject Emerging hazard
dc.subject Iceland
dc.subject Landslide
dc.subject Local knowledge
dc.subject Svínafellsjökull
dc.subject Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
dc.subject Safety Research
dc.subject Geology
dc.title Local knowledge of emerging hazards : Instability above an Icelandic glacier
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dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102187
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dc.contributor.department Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics


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