Natural Hazards Observer

January 2005
Volume XXIX | Number 3

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The Natural Hazards Center

The Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center was founded to strengthen communication among researchers and the individuals and organizations concerned with mitigating natural disasters. The center is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute for Business and Home Safety, and the Public Entity Risk Institute. Please send information of potential interest to the center or the readers of this newsletter to the address below. The deadline for the next Observer is January 19, 2005.

Center phone number: (303) 492-6818
Fax: (303) 492-2151
Publications Administrator: (303) 492-6819


Christa Rabenold, Editor
Kathleen Tierney, Director
Dennis S. Mileti, Senior Research Scientist
Greg Guibert, Project Manager
Wanda Headley, Library Manager
Diane Smith, Office Manager
Janet Kroeckel, Publications Administrator
Jeannette Sutton, Research Associate
Lori Peek, Research Assistant
Christine Bevc, Research Assistant

Cartoons for the Observer are drawn by Rob Pudim.

Natural Hazards Observer

ISSN 0737-5425
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