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Natural Disasters

  • Advanced Numerical Modeling and Data Assimilation Techniques for Tropical Cyclone Predictionsby U.C. Mohanty; S.G. Gopalakrishnan

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 138.52

    This book deals primarily with monitoring, prediction and understanding of Tropical Cyclones (TCs). It was envisioned to serve as a teaching and reference resource at universities and academic institutions for researchers and post-graduate students. It has been designed to provide a broad outlook on recent advances in observations, assimilation and... more...

  • Disaster Prevention Policiesby Patrick Pigeon; Julien Rebotier

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 130.00

    Disaster Prevention Policies: A Challenging and Critical Outlook discusses the ever-evolving threats associated with disasters and their prevention, presenting the widely known paradox in the field that "the more we know, the more we manage, and yet, the more we are supposed to lose", investigating, in-depth, this famous paradox and proposing solutions... more...

  • Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremesby Venkat Lakshmi

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 138.52

    This volume provides in-depth coverage of the latest in remote sensing of hydrological extremes:  both floods and droughts. The book is divided into two distinct sections ? floods and droughts ? and offers a variety of techniques for monitoring each.  With rapid advances in computer modelling and observing systems, floods and droughts... more...

  • Ecological Impacts of Tsunamis on Coastal Ecosystemsby Jotaro Urabe; Tohru Nakashizuka

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 149.18

    This book focuses on the ecological impacts of the Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunamis, a rare and extremely large disturbance event, on various coastal ecosystems in Japan?s Tohoku area, including sub-tidal and tidal animal communities, sand dune plant communities and coastal forests. The studies presented here describe not only how... more...

  • Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countriesby Paloma Díaz; Narjès Bellamine Ben Saoud; Julie Dugdale; Chihab Hanachi

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.81

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries, ISCRAM-med 2016, held in Madrid, Spain, in October 2016.  Information systems and technologies can play a key role in crisis management in order to support preparation, response,... more...

  • InSAR Observations of Ground Deformationby Amy Laura Parker

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 92.70

    This doctoral thesis applies measurements of ground deformation from satellite radar using their potential to play a key role in understanding volcanic and magmatic processes throughout the eruption cycle. However, making these measurements is often problematic, and the processes driving ground deformation are commonly poorly understood. These problems... more...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward A. Keller; Duane E. DeVecchio; John Clague

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Natural Hazards focuses on hazards as the interface between humanity and its needs for space and resources, as well as on the ongoing geologic processes of Earth and features many new Canadian examples and discussions while retaining the best U.S. and international illustrations. The third Canadian edition strikes an ideal balance between the scientific... more...

  • The Glaciers of Icelandby Helgi Björnsson; Julian Meldon D'Arcy

    Atlantis Press 2016; US$ 138.52

    This book is the first comprehensive overview and evaluation of the origins, history and current size and condition of all of Iceland's major glaciers (including Vatnajökull, the largest in Europe) at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is not only illustrated with many beautiful photographs and graphs of recent statistics and scientific... more...

  • BP Blowoutby Daniel Jacobs

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    The story of the worst environmental disaster in American history and its enduring consequences BP Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the disaster that resulted from the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil... more...

  • Environment and Earth Observationby Sugata Hazra; Anirban Mukhopadhyay; Asim Ratan Ghosh; D. Mitra; V. K. Dadhwal

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.55

    This book presents relevant and contemporary research on the remote sensing of landscapes, agriculture & forestry, geomorphology, coasts & oceans, natural hazards and wild habitats. It highlights the application of remote sensing in understanding natural processes and oceanic features, as well as in creating mapping inventories of water resources... more...