Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation

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Prashant K. Srivastava, Sudhir Kumar Singh, U. C. Mohanty, Tad Murty
John Wiley & Sons, May 27, 2020 - Science - 352 pages

A comprehensive guide to managing and mitigating natural disasters

Recent years have seen a surge in the number, frequency, and severity of natural disasters, with further increases expected as the climate continues to change. However, advanced computational and geospatial technologies have enabled the development of sophisticated early warning systems and techniques to predict, manage, and mitigate disasters.Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation explores different approaches to forecasting disasters and provides guidance on mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Volume highlights include:

  • Review of current and emerging technologies for disaster prediction
  • Different approaches to risk management and mitigation
  • Strategies for implementing disaster plans and infrastructure improvements
  • Guidance on integrating artificial intelligence with GIS and earth observation data
  • Examination of the regional and global impacts of disasters under climate variability
 

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Contents

Contributorsix Prefacexiii
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2 Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Solutions in the Hilly State of Mizoram Northeast India
23
4 The Contribution of Earth Observation in Disaster Prediction Management
47
Atmospheric Hazards and Disasters
65
6 Simulation of Intensity and Track of Tropical Cyclones Over the Arabian Sea Using the Weather Research
77
7 Development of a Soft Computing Model from the Reanalyzed Atmospheric Data
85
8 Lightning the Global Electric Circuit and Climate
93
9 An Exploration of the Panther Mountain Crater Impact Using Spatial Data
111
12 Assimilating SEVIRI Satellite Observation into the NameIII Dispersion Model
151
13 Geoinformation Technology for Drought Assessment
171
14 Introduction to Landslides
181
15 Probabilistic Landslide Hazard Assessment using Statistical Information Value SIV
197
The 2006 Flood Surat India
209
Ocean Hazards and Disasters
277
Prasad K Bhaskaran A D Rao and Tad Murty 239 18 SpaceBased Measurement of Rainfall Over India and Nearby Oceans Using Remote
295
Anoop Kumar Mishra and Kishan Singh Rawat 295 19 Modeling Tsunami Attenuation and Impacts on Coastal Communities
325

Land Hazards and Disasters
127

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Prashant K. Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Sudhir Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, K. Banerjee Centre of Atmospheric & Ocean Studies, IIDS, Nehru Science Centre, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India

U. C. Mohanty, Visiting Professor, School of Earth Ocean and Climate Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Argul, India

Tad Murty, Formerly Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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