Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences

Environmental Geography of South Asia

Contributions Toward a Future Earth Initiative

Editors: Singh, R. B., Prokop, Pawel (Eds.)

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  • Incorporate research using varied techniques such as field work, primary survey, remote sensing and GIS
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  This volume synthesizes critical environmental challenges of dynamic earth and human environment systems in South Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. It deals with spaceborne monitoring, climate, ecohydrology, forests and biodiversity, land-use and land-cover change (LUCC), natural hazards, and disasters in order to contribute towards a sustainable future. The contributions range from traditional field techniques to the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems.

The book integrates environmental attributes relating the past, present, and future of South Asia broadly based on biophysical and human dimensions in spatio-temporal perspectives. The monitoring of natural hazards and climate issues is considered a vital component in the context of environmental geography, especially in observation and understanding of climate and water-induced disasters. It is important to communicate the advances in geoscience techniques to increase the resilience of the vulnerable society of South Asia and to promote livelihood security. The sustainability of South Asia depends strongly on the earth environment, and thus the development of geo-environmental monitoring is critical for a better understanding of our living environment. The aim of the book is to present dynamic aspects of environmental geography to contribute to future earth initiatives in South Asia.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Disaster Mitigation and Management and Importance of Earth Observation

    Pages 3-20

    Anand, Anupam (et al.)

  • Exclusionary Urbanisation in South Asia

    Pages 21-45

    Kundu, Debolina

  • Prioritizing Watersheds for Sustainable Development in Swan Catchment Area, Himachal Pradesh, India

    Pages 49-66

    Batar, Amit Kumar (et al.)

  • Deglaciation and Impact of Extreme Rainfalls on Recent Relief Transformation of the Upper Pindari Valley: The Kumaun Himalaya, India

    Pages 67-82

    Rączkowska, Zofia (et al.)

  • Riverbeds Level Changes in the Margin and Foreland of the Darjeeling Himalaya During the Years with a Normal Monsoon Rainfall

    Pages 83-95

    Wiejaczka, Łukasz

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Geography of South Asia
Book Subtitle
Contributions Toward a Future Earth Initiative
Editors
  • R. B. Singh
  • Pawel Prokop
Series Title
Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55741-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55741-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55740-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56286-3
Series ISSN
2198-3542
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 351
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