Coping with Natural Hazards: Indian Context

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Khadg Singh Valdiya
Orient Blackswan, Jan 1, 2004 - Cyclones - 277 pages
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This book is a collection of twenty one papers presented during the symposium on Coping with Natural Hazards at University of Pune on 5 and 6 October 2001. This very successful symposium, organised by the National Academy of Sciences, outlined the strategies our country should adopt to be prepared to face hazards like earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, cyclones, droughts and desertification. It contains papers by pre-eminent scientists and leading lights like Professors M G K Menon, P K Das, D R Sikka and R K Bhandari and many others. Each paper has been critically reviewed by atleast two experts in their respective fields.
 

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Contents

Geodynamic Perspective of Natural Hazards in India
7
Meteorological Dimensions of Natural Hazards
37
A Perspective of Seismic Hazard and Risk in Northern India
48
Need for an
59
Appropriate Structural 7 1
71
Their Frequency and Pattern
91
Floods in North Indian River Systems
104
Mitigating Avalanche Disasters in Indian Himalaya
124
Some Thoughts
134
Coping with Landslide Disasters in the Western Ghats
153
Strategy for Their Management
165
The Forecasting Aspect
180
A Strategy for Cyclone Disaster ReductionRealTime Storm
197
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