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Early Warning for Geological Disasters

Scientific Methods and Current Practice

Wenzel, Friedemann, Zschau, Jochen (Eds.)

2014, XV, 379 p. 143 illus., 114 illus. in color.

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  • Presents innovative trends in geoscientific research
  • Opens up the path for students and lecturers alike
  • Fills a gap in this field

The past years have seen new technologies that could be utilized for early warning and real-time loss estimation. They include self-organizing sensor networks, new satellite imagery with high resolution, multi-sensor observational capacities, and crowd sourcing. From this and improved physical models, data processing and communication methodologies a significant step towards better early warning technologies has been achieved by research.

At the same time, early warning systems became part of the disaster management practice for instance in Japan and Indonesia. This book marks the important point where:

  1. Research activities continue to improve early warning
  2. Experience with applications is expanding

At this critical point in development of early warning for geological disasters it is timely to provide a volume that documents the state-of-the-art, provides an overview on recent developments and serves as knowledge resource for researcher and practitioners.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » disaster mitigation - early warning - earthquake engineering - earthquake warning - geological disaster - geotechnics - real-time information systems - sensor networks - tsunami warning

Related subjects » Environmental Science & Engineering - Geophysics & Geodesy - Natural Hazards - Paleoenvironmental Sciences

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