Atlaseum

Globe of Natural Hazards

1998

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Second edition of very rare and highly unusual globe showing potential of natural disaster occurrence, made by German Insurance company Munich Re, pioneer in the analysis of global natural hazards and catastrophes.

Among the natural hazards related symbols occurring on the map are following:

  • probable maximum intensity of an earthquake with an exceedance probability of 10% in 50 years in MM units (modified Mercalli scale)
  • volcanoes which erupted before and after 1800 AD and particularly hazardous volcanoes
  • areas of possible tsunami and storm surges
  • probable maximum intensity of tropical storms and cyclones with an exceedance probability of 10% n 10 years, with principal tracks of the storms shown by an arrow
  • extratropical/winter storms with principal tracks
  • limit of iceberg drift
  • pack ice
  • high seas with waves higher than 5 meters with exceedance probability of 10% in 10 years
  • cities with "Mexico City effect"

The number of globes produced is unknown but will likely be "limited" as it was intended more for a company's promotional use rather than for general public. Two examples of the globe can be found at the Berlin State Library and the German Insurance Museum in Gotha. The map was printed in Germany by Mairs Geographischer Verlag, Ostfildern. The globe was later followed by a CD containing detailed digital maps of natural hazards.

The globe is sitting freely in a plastic stand which has a kilometres scale.

Condition

Very good, virtually no signs of wear.

Country
Germany
Materials
Paper, plastic.
Height
37
cm
cm
Diameter
33
cm
m2
Map scale
1:38,600,000
Weight
kg
Sold
240
 €

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