Natural Hazards Atlas of Jamaica

Natural Hazards Atlas of Jamaica

by Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr and Rafi Ahmad

160 Pages, 14.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9789766402594
  • Published: June 2012



The authors have creatively and persuasively designed an atlas of Jamaica focusing on the four principal natural hazards of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and landslides in order to increase government and public awareness of hazards in the context of the island’s developmental and environmental problems.

The work is divided into three sections in which the authors consider the physical geography of Jamaica; detail the common hazards that commonly affect Jamaica, and provide maps of each Jamaican parish indicating models of each hazard at a local scale.

Co-published with the Mona Geoinformatics Institute, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.