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This volume presents a review of the broad research field of large-scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters.

Author: Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521872936

Category: Science

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"Extreme" events - including climatic events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and drought - can cause massive disruption to society, including large death tolls and property damage in the billions of dollars. Events in recent years have shown the importance of being prepared and that countries need to work together to help alleviate the resulting pain and suffering. This volume presents a review of the broad research field of large-scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters. There is a particular focus on events caused by weather and climate change. Other topics include air pollution, tsunamis, disaster modeling, the use of remote sensing and the logistics of disaster management. It will appeal to scientists, engineers, first responders and health-care professionals, in addition to graduate students and researchers who have an interest in the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters.
2008-06-23 By Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

This volume presents an integrated review of the broad research field of large scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters.

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Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control, and Mitigation ties together the disparate topics encompassed by its title, and attempts to establish a common framework for predicting, controlling, and managing manmade and natural disasters ...

Author: Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139472296

Category: Science

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'Extreme' events - including climatic events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, drought - can cause massive disruption to society, including large death tolls and property damage in the billions of dollars. Events in recent years have shown the importance of being prepared and that countries need to work together to help alleviate the resulting pain and suffering. This volume presents an integrated review of the broad research field of large-scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters. There is a particular focus on events caused by weather and climate change. Other topics include air pollution, tsunamis, disaster modeling, the use of remote sensing and the logistics of disaster management. It will appeal to scientists, engineers, first responders and health-care professionals, in addition to graduate students and researchers who have an interest in the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters.
2008-06-23 By Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

M. Gad-el-Hak, LargeScale Disasters: Prediction, Control, and Mitigation, Cambridge University Press, London, U.K., 2008. . H. E. Huppert, Geological fluid mechanics, in Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics:A Collective Introduction to ...

Author: Harindra Joseph Fernando

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439816691

Category: Science

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With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, the two-volume Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics presents the basic principles, fundamental flow processes, modeling techniques, and measurement methods used in the study of environmental motions. It also offers critical discussions of environmental sustainability related to engineering. The handbook features 81 chapters written by 135 renowned researchers from around the world. Covering environmental, policy, biological, and chemical aspects, it tackles important cross-disciplinary topics such as sustainability, ecology, pollution, micrometeorology, and limnology. Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles. It starts with general topics that emphasize the relevance of environmental fluid dynamics research in society, public policy, infrastructure, quality of life, security, and the law. It then discusses established and emerging focus areas. The volume also examines the sub-mesoscale flow processes and phenomena that form the building blocks of environmental motions, with emphasis on turbulent motions and their role in heat, momentum, and species transport. As communities face existential challenges posed by climate change, rapid urbanization, and scarcity of water and energy, the study of environmental fluid dynamics becomes increasingly relevant. This volume is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and policymakers working to better understand the fundamentals of environmental motions and how they affect and are influenced by anthropogenic activities. See also Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Two-Volume Set and Volume Two: Systems, Pollution, Modeling, and Measurements.
2012-12-12 By Harindra Joseph Fernando

Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control, and Mitigation,.Cambridge.University.Press,.London,.U.K.,.2008. . 2..H..E..Huppert,.Geological.fluid.mechanics,.in.Perspectives in Fluid Dynamics: A Collective Introduction to Current Research ...

Author: Harindra Joseph Fernando

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466591141

Category: Science

Page: 1222

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With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, this two-volume Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics presents the basic principles, fund
2012-12-11 By Harindra Joseph Fernando

Report on mitigating natural disasters. Dahe Qin, et al. 2015. China's extreme weather events and disaster risk management and adaptation assessment report [M]. ... 2008, Large-scale disaster Prediction, control, and mitigation [M].

Author: Peijun Shi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811366895

Category: Nature

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This is the first English language book to systematically introduce basic theories, methods and applications of disaster risk science from the angle of different subjects including disaster science, emergency technology and risk management. Viewed from basic theories, disaster risk science consists of disaster system, formation mechanism and process, covering 3 chapters in this book. From the perspective of technical methods, disaster risk science includes measurement and assessment of disasters, mapping and zoning of disaster risk, covering 4 chapters in this book. From the angle of application practices, disaster risk science contains disaster management, emergency response and integrated disaster risk paradigm, covering 3 chapters in the book. The book can be a good reference for researchers, students, and practitioners in the field of disaster risk science and natural disaster risk management for more actively participating in and supporting the development of "disaster risk science".
2019-06-04 By Peijun Shi

[1] Rutherford, W.H. & De Boer, J., The definition and classification of disasters. Injury: British Journal of Accident Surgery, 15(1), pp. 10-12, 1982. [2] Gad-el-Hak, M., Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control and Mitigation, ...

Author: S. Syngellakis

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781784662295

Category: Nature

Page: 308

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Comprising a selection of articles dedicated to disaster management this volume focuses on the challenges arising from extreme natural phenomena and descriptions of methods for assessing their occurrence probability and of measures for mitigating their intensity and detrimental effects. The first group of articles describes general strategies for risk assessment and mitigation, providing examples in the context of various kinds of natural disasters. The economic impact of mitigation measures, communities’ differing coping capabilities, human attitudes towards relocation and possible links to climate change are among the topics considered. Natural strategies are outlined in the contexts of Turkey, Brazil and United Arab Emirates. The second part of the book is concerned with disasters from specific natural causes starting with a group of ten articles on floods. The corresponding contributions address flood frequency, vulnerability and resilience of communities, response of small and medium enterprises, risk in terms of financial losses, private investment participation to mitigation measures, assessment of design solutions against flood hazard, sleeper dykes as a means of reducing risk, preparedness of hospitals, causes of highway flooding and their relative importance, and impact of floods on poor communities. The third set of articles are related to earthquake-related hazards describing, in particular, an analysis tool providing integrated risk, coping capacity and management output, a method for assessing vulnerability considering key contributing factors, a technique for urban aftershock management and damage assessment, and neural network modelling to estimate tsunami damage. Finally, a group of three articles address issues related to landslides, namely, slope management as a means of reducing risk and losses, early warning based on rainfall data, and hazard prediction using favourability function modelling and spatial target mapping software. Providing a unique global perspective this volume focuses on recent developments over a wide range of topics that cannot be found in similar, currently available, publications in this field. This is a valuable addition to the relevant literature available to researchers and engineers working on risk assessment and mitigation of natural disaster intensity and consequences. It will appeal of those working in academic and research environments as well as governmental, professional, national and international organisations.
2016-12-12 By S. Syngellakis

Fernando, Harindra J. S., A. Braun, R. Galappatti, J. Ruwanpura, and S. C. Wirasinghe (2008), 'Tsunamis: Manifestation and Aftermath', in Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, ed., Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control, and Mitigation (Cambridge ...

Author: R. Boardman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230281950

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Science and politics are closely connected in today's global environmental issues. This book focuses on these links in relation to climate change, the threats to wildlife species, and natural hazards and disasters. Study of these reveals the need for more effective international cooperation and the limits of global governance.
2010-07-06 By R. Boardman

Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control and Mitigation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Fernando, H.J.S. et al. (2007b) “Effects of Porous Barriers such as Coral Reefs on Coastal Wave Propagation”.

Author: Fabrice G. Renaud

Publisher: United Nations University Press

ISBN: 9789280812213

Category: Political Science

Page: 486

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The uptake of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (DRR) is slow, however, despite some success stories. There are multiple reasons for this reluctance: ecosystem management is rarely considered as part of the portfolio of DRR solutions because the environmental and disaster management communities typically work independently from each other; its contribution to DRR is highly undervalued compared to engineered solutions and therefore not given appropriate budget allocations; and there are poor interactions between policymakers and researchers, leading to unclear and sometimes contradictory scientific information on the role of ecosystems for DRR. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of knowledge and practice in this multidisciplinary field of ecosystems management and DRR. The contributors, professionals from the science and disaster management communities around the world, represent state-of-the-art knowledge, practices, and perspectives on the topic.

Gad-el-Hak M (2008) Large-scale disasters prediction, control and mitigation. Cambridge University Press, New York, USA 2008:1–4 26. Swiss Re (2009) Natural catastrophe and man-made disasters in 2008: North America and Asia suffer heavy ...

Author: Jiuping Xu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642400810

Category: Business & Economics

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This book presents the proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management (ICMSEM2013) held from November 7 to 9, 2013 at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and organized by the International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management, Sichuan University (Chengdu, China) and Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). The goals of the Conference are to foster international research collaborations in Management Science and Engineering Management as well as to provide a forum to present current research findings. The selected papers cover various areas in management science and engineering management, such as Decision Support Systems, Multi-Objective Decisions, Uncertain Decisions, Computational Mathematics, Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Relationship Management, Scheduling and Control, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Electronic Commerce, Neural Networks, Stochastic Models and Simulation, Fuzzy Programming, Heuristics Algorithms, Risk Control, Organizational Behavior, Green Supply Chains, and Carbon Credits. The proceedings introduce readers to novel ideas on and different problem-solving methods in Management Science and Engineering Management. We selected excellent papers from all over the world, integrating their expertise and ideas in order to improve research on Management Science and Engineering Management.
2013-09-25 By Jiuping Xu