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Natural Hazards

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides, 1st Edition

Edited by Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett

CRC Press

506 pages | 85 Color Illus. | 177 B/W Illus.

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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.


  • Provides information on the physics and physical processes of natural hazards, their monitoring and the mapping of damages associated with these hazards
  • Explains how natural hazards are strongly associated with coupling between land–ocean–atmosphere
  • Includes a comprehensive overview of the role of remote sensing in natural hazards worldwide
  • Examines risk assessment in urban areas through numerical modelling and geoinformation technologies
  • Demonstrates how data analysis can be used to aid in prediction and management of natural hazards

Table of Contents

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.

Michel Parrot

TIR Anomaly as Earthquake Precursor.

Luca Piroddi

Stress Change and earthquake triggering by reservoirs: role of fluids.

Kalpna Gahalaut

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.

Mukesh Gupta

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.

Matthew Blackett

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief