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Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards

Although Ireland does not experience many direct effects of the Earth's most destructive natural hazards, we are indirectly affected by phenomena such as volcanic ash (e.g. the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland in 2010).

Other hazards, such as sinkholes, landslides and flooding are more frequent in Ireland.

Earthquakes
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Landslides
Coastal erosion
Sinkholes
Volcanoes
Tsunami
Groundwater Flooding


 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/TCD-Volcanic-eruptions-and-their-potential-health-impact.aspx‘The challenges of chronic and delayed disasters: an insight from volcanic eruptions'Online2021-03-26T13:00:00.0000000Z2021-03-26T14:00:00.0000000Z
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/UCD-weathering-rate-during-greenhouse-climate.aspx"Constraining global and local weathering rate during greenhouse climate" by Dr Weimu Xu (UCD)Online2021-04-14T12:00:00.0000000Z2021-04-14T13:00:00.0000000Z

Further information about the above topics can be found in the Geohazards, Marine and Groundwater programmes pages.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Minister-OBrien-launches-a-pyrite-research-call.aspxMinister O’Brien launches a call for research in defective concrete blocks and pyritic hardcore22/02/2021 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/GSI_talks_to_RTÉ_about_volcanoes_Feb_21.aspxGSI talks to RTÉ about volcanoes19/02/2021 00:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Gort-Lowlands-Groundwater-Flood-Modelling.aspxGort Lowlands Groundwater Flood Modelling Report18/02/2021 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Application-of-airborne-radiometric-surveys-for-large-scale-geogenic-radon-potential-classification.aspxNew paper published on innovation in radon mapping, adding value to legacy airborne radiometric data22/09/2020 23:00:00