UNDRR-ISC Hazard Information Profiles

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and International Science Council (UNDRR-ISC) Hazard Information Profiles provides a common set of hazard definitions for monitoring and reviewing implementation of the Sendai Framework, Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The following table provides a mapping between the UNDRR-ISC Hazard Information Profiles and the RDLS hazard_type and process type codelists. You can also download the mapping as a CSV file.

UNDRR Hazard cluster

UNDRR Specific hazard

RDL Hazard type

RDL Process type

Convective-related

Downburst

Convective-related

Lightning (Electrical storm)

Convective-related

Thunderstorm

Flood

Coastal flood

Coastal Flood

Coastal Flood

Flood

Estuarine flood

Coastal Flood

Coastal Flood

Flood

Flash flood

Flood

Pluvial Flood

Flood

Fluvial (riverine flood)

Flood

Fluvial Flood

Flood

Groundwater flood

Flood

Groundwater Flood

Flood

Ice-jam flood including debris

Flood

Ponding flood

Flood

Pluvial Flood

Flood

Snowmelt flood

Flood

Surface water flooding

Flood

Pluvial Flood

Flood

Glacial lake outburst flood

Lithometeors

Black carbon (Brown clouds)

Lithometeors

Dust storm or Sandstorm

Lithometeors

Fog

Lithometeors

Haze

Lithometeors

Polluted air

Lithometeors

Sand haze

Lithometeors

Smoke

Marine

Ocean acidification

Marine

Rogue wave

Marine

Sea water intrusion

Marine

Sea ice (ice bergs)

Marine

Ice flow

Marine

Seiche

Marine

Storm surge

Coastal Flood

Storm Surge

Marine

Storm tides

Marine

Tsunami

Tsunami

Tsunami

Pressure-related

Depression or cyclone

Strong Wind

Tropical cyclone

Pressure-related

Extra-tropical cyclone

Strong Wind

Extratropical cyclone

Pressure-related

Sub-tropical cyclone

Strong Wind

Tropical cyclone

Precipitation-related

Acid rain

Precipitation-related

Blizzard

Precipitation-related

Drought

Drought

Agricultural Drought

Precipitation-related

Hail

Precipitation-related

Ice storm

Precipitation-related

Snow / Ice

Precipitation-related

Snow storm

Temperature-related

Cold wave

Extreme Temperature

Extreme cold

Temperature-related

Dzud

Temperature-related

Freeze

Extreme Temperature

Extreme cold

Temperature-related

Frost (hoar frost)

Extreme Temperature

Extreme cold

Temperature-related

Freezing rain

Temperature-related

Glaze

Temperature-related

Ground frost

Temperature-related

Heatwave

Extreme Temperature

Extreme heat

Temperature-related

Icing (including ice)

Temperature-related

Thaw

Terrestrial

Avalanche

Landslide

Snow Avalanche

Terrestrial

Mud flow

Landslide

Mudflow

Terrestrial

Rock slide

Landslide

Rockslide

Wind-related

Derecho

Wind-related

Gale (strong gale)

Wind-related

Squall

Wind-related

Subtropical storm

Strong Wind

Extratropical cyclone

Wind-related

Tropical cyclone (cyclonic wind, storm surge)

Strong Wind

Tropical cyclone

Wind-related

Tropical storm

Strong Wind

Tropical cyclone

Wind-related

Tornado

Convective Storm

Tornado

Wind-related

Wind

Strong Wind

Extratropical cyclone

Seismogenic

Earthquake

Earthquake

Seismogenic

Ground shaking (earthquake)

Earthquake

Ground Motion

Seismogenic

Liquefaction (earthquake trigger)

Earthquake

Liquefaction

Seismogenic

Surface rupture/fissuring

Earthquake

Primary Rupture and Secondary rupture

Seismogenic

Subsidence and uplift, including shoreline change (earthquake trigger)

Seismogenic

Tsunami (earthquake trigger)

Tsunami

Tsunami

Seismogenic

Landslide or debris flow (earthquake trigger)

Landslide

Landslide

Seismogenic

Ground gases (earthquake trigger)

Volcanogenic

Lava flow

Volcanic

Lava

Volcanogenic

Ash/ Tephra fall (physical and chemical)

Volcanic

Ashfall

Volcanogenic

Ballistics (volcanic)

Volcanic

Ballistics

Volcanogenic

Pyroclastic density current

Volcanic

Pyroclastic Flow

Volcanogenic

Debris flow/Lahar/Floods

Volcanic

Lahar

Volcanogenic

Landslide (volcanic trigger)

Landslide

Landslide

Volcanogenic

Ground shaking (volcanic earthquake)

Earthquake

Ground Motion

Volcanogenic

Ground gases (slow release) and Volcanic gases and aerosols (CH4, CO2, H2S, SO2 etc.)

Volcanogenic

Tsunami (volcanic trigger)

Tsunami

Tsunami

Volcanogenic

Lightning (volcanic trigger)

Volcanogenic

Urban fire (during/following volcanic eruption)

Volcanogenic

Subsidence and uplift, including shoreline change (magmatic/volcanic trigger)

Shallow geohazard

Ground shaking (induced earthquake, reservoir fll, dams, cavity collapse, underground explosion, impact, hydrocarbon felds, shale exploration, etc.)

Earthquake

Ground Motion

Shallow geohazard

Liquefaction (groundwater trigger)

Flood

Liquefaction

Shallow geohazard

Ground fissuring

Shallow geohazard

Subsidence and uplift, including shoreline change

Shallow geohazard

Localized subsidence (e.g. due to swelling clays)

Shallow geohazard

Sinkhole

Shallow geohazard

Ground gases (CH4, Rn, etc.)

Shallow geohazard

Riverbank / Coastal erosion

Shallow geohazard

Sand encroachment

Shallow geohazard

Aquifer recharge (systems failure/ outages)

Shallow geohazard

Landslide or Debris flow, including submarine landslides

Landslide

Landslide

Shallow geohazard

Rockfall

Landslide

Rockfall

Shallow geohazard

Landscape creep

Shallow geohazard

Avalanche

Landslide

Snow Avalanche

Shallow geohazard

Tsunami (submarine landslide trigger)

Tsunami

Tsunami

Environmental degradation (Forestry)

Wildfires

Wildfire

Wildfire