Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001, XII, 179 p.
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There are many natural hazards such as floods, landslides, volcanoes and earthquakes in the Asia-Pacific Region. Nevertheless, there are few studies of such natural hazards in this region and knowledge about their mitigation is of the utmost importance. This book documents the use of geomorphological maps showing the state of flooding; these maps allow predictions to be made. The author has compiled geomorphological maps and documentation of their validation, and the maps allow not only estimation of flooding, but also prediction of soil liquefaction caused by earthquakes. Audience: The results of the discussions in this book apply not only to geographers, consultants, engineers and policy makers in Japan and Southeast Asian countries, but also to those from Europe, North America, and Africa.
Foreword. 1. Geomorphological Survey Maps Showing Classification of Flood-Stricken Areas. 2. Geomorphological Studies in Europe. 3. Validation of a Geomorphological Survey Map. 4. Relationships Between Geomorphic Units and Flood Types of River Basins. 5. Flooding in Semi-Frigid Zones. 6. Differences in Geomorphology and Flooding Between the Left and Right Banks of Rivers Along the Median Dislocation Line. 7. Estimation of Land Collapse in Japan's Mountainous and Volcanic Regions. 8. Japan's Coastal Lakes. 9. Flood Control in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. 10. Determining Areas at Risk of Soil Liquefaction During an Earthquake. 11. Use of Geomorphological Land Classification Maps in Technical Assistance to Developing Countries. Appendix: Appended Tables 1-3. Appended Figure. References. Index.