Natural Hazards and Environment Articles

Flood Plains - (Project)

Flood prone communities in Jamaica are typically located on alluvial fans at the mouths of rivers; examples include Harbour View, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Yallahs, etc. Flooding in Jamaica is...

Storm-induced geological hazards in the Caribbean - (Project)

 This presentation is about process oriented climatic geomorphology, hydrology, geomorphology interface and natural hazards related to the processes of landslide and flooding. 

Hurricane Animations - (Project)

See the track of  Hurricane Mitch 1998, Dennis 2005 and Emily 2005 in the Caribbean basin. 

A Simulation of the January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake in Jamaica and the Effect on the NEM’s Portfolio - (Project)

On January 12, 2010, Haiti suffered a M7.0 earthquake which devastated the country and resulted in the greatest per capita loss of life due to a natural disaster in recorded history. The...

Understanding Earthquakes and Their Hazards - (Project)

This presentation contains an explanation as to the causes of earthquakes and the various hazards posed to civilization as a result. 

Hindcast Model and Contemporary Scenarios - (Project)


With the use of Hindcast Models and Contemporary Scenarios, this presentation seeks to project 1907 earthquake scenario based on historical information on to contemporary Jamaican...

Geographic Profiling for Catastrophe Vulnerability Reduction - (Project)

By providing key hazard data, analyses, and models for hazard exposure, catastrophic events can be reduced. 

1907 Intensity Shake Map - (Project)


The January 14,1907 Earthquake: Correlating Shaking Intensity to Geology and the Preparation of a "1907 Intensity Shake Map". This presentation also showcases results of hindcast models...

When the Water Rises - (Project)

A geographic documentary for television focusing on the threat sea level rise poses to the Caribbean and the adaptation measures needed to meet the challenge of this phenomenon.  According to the...

Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs - (Project)

In working with partners, namely the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI),The Marine Geology Unit (MGU), Texas A&M University and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Economic...