The Vulnerability of New Zealand lifelines infrastructure to ashfall

Abstract

Risks posed by geohazards to urban centres are constantly increasing, due to the continuous increase in population and associated infrastructure. A major risk to North Island urban centres is impacts from volcanic ashfall. This study analyses the vulnerabilities of selected New Zealand lifelines infrastructure to volcanic ash, to better understand and mitigate these risks. Telecommunications and wastewater networks are assessed, as is the vulnerability of Auckland Airport and grounded aircraft

Link

http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/3688

Description
TitleThe Vulnerability of New Zealand lifelines infrastructure to ashfall
AuthorBarnard, Scott Trevor
Date2010
Degree DisciplineGeological Sciences
Degree LevelDoctor of Philosophy
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
FocusVolcanology
Keywordsvolcanic; tephra; risk; hazard; volcanism; vulnerability; infrastructure
LocalityNorth Island; Auckland; Mangere