Over the years, the interactions between land, ocean, biosphere and atmosphere have increased, mainly due to population growth and anthropogenic activities, which have impacted the climate and weather conditions at local, regional and global scales. Thus, natural hazards related to climate changes have significantly impacted human life and health on different spatio-temporal scales and with socioeconomic bearings. To monitor and analyze natural hazards, satellite data have been widely used in recent years by many developed and developing countries. In an effort to better understand and characterize the various underlying processes influencing natural hazards, and to carry out related impact assessments, Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides, presents a synthesis of what leading scientists and other professionals know about the impacts and the challenges when coping with climate change.
Combining reviews of theories and methods with analysis of case studies, the book gives readers research information and analyses on satellite geophysical data, radar imaging and integrated approaches. It focuses also on dust storms, coastal subsidence and remote sensing mapping. Some case studies explore the roles of remote sensing related to landslides and volcanoes. Overall, improved understanding of the processes leading to these hazardous events will help scientists predict their occurrence.
Gujarat Earthquake: Ground Deformation.
M. G. Thakkar
Gujarat Earthquake: Liquefaction.
M. G. Thakkar
Earthquakes and Medical Complications.
Scarlet Benson, Laura Ebbeling, Michael J. VanRooyen and Susan A. Bartels
Utilization of satellite geophysical data as precursors for earthquake monitoring.
T. J. Majumdar
Satellite radar imaging and its application to natural hazards.
Matt E. Pritchard and Sang-Ho Yun
DEMETER Satellite and Detection of Earthquake Signals.
TIR Anomaly as Earthquake Precursor.
Stress Change and earthquake triggering by reservoirs: role of fluids.
Earthquake Precursory Studies in India: An Integrated Approach.Geomorphic Features Associated with Erosion.
Brijesh K. Bansal and Mithila Verma
Geomorphic Features Associated with Erosion
Niki Evelpidou, Isidoros Kampolis and Anna Karkani
Thar Desert: Source for Dust Storm.
Priyabrata Santra, Suresh Kumar and M. M. Roy
Coastal Subsidence: Causes, Mapping, and Monitoring.
Andrea Taramelli, Ciro Manzo, Emiliana Valentini and Loreta Cornacchia
Subsidence Mapping Using InSAR.Earthquakes and Associated Landslides in Pakistan.
Landslides in Jamaica: Distribution, Cause, Impact and Management.
Servel Miller, Anestoria Shalkowski, Norman Harris, Dionne Richards
and Lyndon Brown
Landslides: Causes, Mapping, and Monitoring: Examples from Malaysia.
Omar F. Althuwaynee and Biswajeet Pradhan
Mapping and Monitoring of Landslides Using LiDAR.
Michel Jaboyedoff, Antonio Abellán, Dario Carrea, Marc-Henri Derron, Battista Matasci and Clément Michoud
Radar Monitoring of Volcanic Activities
Zhong Lu and Daniel Dzurisin
Active Volcanoes: Satellite Remote Sensing.
Nicola Pergola, Eugenio Sansosti and Francesco Marchese
Application of Thermal Remote Sensing to the Observation of Natural Hazards.