Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett

March 21, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 506 Pages - 85 Color & 177 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138054431 - CAT# K33203

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Features

  • Provides information on the physics and physical processes of natural hazards, their monitoring, and the mapping of damages associated with these hazards

  • Explains haw natural hazards are strongly associated with coupling between land-ocean-atmosphere

  • Includes 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 relevant aspects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It aims to provide information on the physics and physical processes, indicators, monitoring, mitigation, and geology of these natural hazards. The book highlights the current state of research on these hazards, and deals primarily with their understanding, monitoring and prediction. There is emphasis on satellite monitoring and remote sensing technology used in prediction and assessments. The chapters presented in the book intend to stimulate thinking and further research in the field of natural hazards disaster management.

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