Applied Geomorphology for Mitigation of Natural Hazards

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Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001 - Science - 167 pages
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There are many natural hazards such as floods, landslides, volcanoes and earthquakes in the Asia-Pacific Region. Nevertheless, there are few studies of such natural hazards in this region and knowledge about their mitigation is of the utmost importance. This book documents the use of geomorphological maps showing the state of flooding; these maps allow predictions to be made. The author has compiled geomorphological maps and documentation of their validation, and the maps allow not only estimation of flooding, but also prediction of soil liquefaction caused by earthquakes. Audience: The results of the discussions in this book apply not only to geographers, consultants, engineers and policy makers in Japan and Southeast Asian countries, but also to those from Europe, North America, and Africa.

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Contents

Geomorphological Studies in Europe
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Validation of a Geomorphological Survey Map
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Relationships Between Geomorphic Units and Flood Types of River Basins
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