Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Earth Sciences & Geography - Earth System Sciences | Earth System Processes and Disaster Management

Earth System Processes and Disaster Management

Sinha, Rajiv, Ravindra, Rasik (Eds.)

2013, XII, 244 p. 119 illus., 92 illus. in color.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-28845-6

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-28844-9

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Covers new ground in earth system processes
  • Highlights impact of climate change on humanity
  • Provides a holistic view of earth system sciences
One of the fundamental goals of earth system science research is to adopt a more holistic view of the earth as a ‘system’ comprising different domains. The Society of Earth Scientists has brought out this multidisciplinary publication to emphasize the need of an integrated approach to understand the Earth system.

It focuses on natural disasters and, in particular, on climate change and its effects in Asia and understanding the significance of these developments within the context of the paleo-climatic record. The later sections of the book then focus on other types of natural disasters as well as those induced by human interaction with our environment.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Atmospheric Processes - Climate Change - Disaster - Earth System - Society of Earth - Surface-Subsurface Processes

Related subjects » Climate Change Impact - Earth System Sciences - Geology - Geophysics & Geodesy - Global Change - Climate Change

Table of contents 

Preface - 1. Introduction,- Section I Earth Systems: Cryosphere and hydrosphere.- 2. Global warming and glacier retreat - an overview.- 3. Asynchronous behaviour of glaciers of Ladakh Himalaya.- 4. Signatures and evidences of surging glaciers in Shyok valley.- 5. Antarctic climate variability durng the past few centuries.- 6. River systems and river science in India,- Section II Earth's climate system and paleoclimate.- 7. Impact of climate change on lichen and moss communities in Ny-Alesund.- 8. High resolution southwest monsoon reconstruction for the past ~ 2800 years.- 9. New record of magnetic properties of late quaternary sediments from the Easatern Arabian Sea.- 10. Anthropogenic climate change: observed facts, projected vulnerabilities and knowledge gaps.- Section III Natural Disasters.- 11. Landslide hazard analysis and management - case study from Nainital, India.- 12. Natural hazards of the Arabian peninsula: their causes and possible remediation.- 13. Influence of Young's modulus and Poisson's ration on the displacement around a circular tunnel.- Section IV Natural Resource Management.- 14. Gas hydrates - viable future and major energy resource of India.- 15. Impact cratering from an Indian perspective.- 16. Optical characterization of backscattering of total suspended matter and its correlation with phytoplankton concentration in the Arabian Sea.

Distribution rights 

Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Earth System Sciences.