Large-Scalre Disasters: Prediction, Control and Mitigation Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

ISBN: 9781281383716

Published: December 1st 2008

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576 pages


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Large-Scalre Disasters: Prediction, Control and Mitigation  by  Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Large-Scalre Disasters: Prediction, Control and Mitigation by Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
December 1st 2008 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 576 pages | ISBN: 9781281383716 | 4.74 Mb

Extreme events - including climatic events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, drought - can cause massive disruption to society, including large death tolls and property damage in the billions of dollars. Events in recent years have shown theMoreExtreme events - including climatic events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, drought - can cause massive disruption to society, including large death tolls and property damage in the billions of dollars.

Events in recent years have shown the importance of being prepared and that countries need to work together to help alleviate the resulting pain and suffering. This volume presents an integrated review of the broad research field of large-scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters. There is a particular focus on events caused by weather and climate change. Other topics include air pollution, tsunamis, disaster modeling, the use of remote sensing and the logistics of disaster management.

It will appeal to scientists, engineers, first responders and health-care professionals, in addition to graduate students and researchers who have an interest in the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters.



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