Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach

Darius Bartlett, Ramesh Singh

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published March 16, 2018
Reference - 358 Pages - 31 Color & 75 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138054424 - CAT# K33068

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Features

  • Provides information on the physics and physical processes of natural hazards, their monitoring, and the mapping of damage associated with these hazards.
  • Explains how natural hazards are strongly associated with coupling between land-ocean-atmosphere.
  • Includes a comprehensive overview of the role of remote sensing in natural hazards worldwide.
  • Examines risk assessment in urban areas through numerical modelling and geoinformation technologies.
  • Demonstrates how data analysis can be used to aid in prediction and management of natural hazards.

Summary

This book addresses natural hazards from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It provides information on the physics and physical processes of a range of natural phenomena that pose hazards to human society, including tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and lightning. It highlights the current state of research on hazards discussed and deals primarily with their understanding, monitoring, and risk mitigation. Emphasis is on prediction techniques and accuracy, assessments and recent improvements in early warning systems. Using examples and case studies from around the world, the authors present environmental issues in a way that is accessible to readers working in the field.

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