Natural Disasters – Typhoons and Landslides – Risk Prediction, Crisis Management and Environmental Impacts

Karina Linwood (Editor)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: NAT023000




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Typhoons pose a threat for coastal populations, offshore and onshore industries, shipping, agriculture, or forestry. Thus it is of great interest to assess future changes in cyclone activity. Thereby tropical cyclones may change both in frequency and intensity or they may have different track locations, shapes, dimensions or lifetimes. This book discusses risk prediction, crisis management and economic and environmental impacts of typhoons and landslides.

(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Changes in Typhoons Over the Last Decades as Given in Observations and Climate Model Simulations (pp. 1-20)
Frauke Feser and Monika Barcikowska (Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany and others)

Chapter 2 - Mathematical Simulation of Earthquakes in Regions under Typhoons: Possible Methods for the Risk Prediction; Mathematical Models, Computational Methods and Algorithms (pp.21-98)
Jĭrí Nedoma (Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 3 - Wind Characteristics of Severe Typhoon and Wind-Induced Structural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Building in Bayesian Perspective (pp. 99-118)
Sin-Chi Kuok and Ka-Veng Yuen (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau, Macao, China)

Chapter 4 - Phytoplankton Response in Relation to the Passage of Typhoons in Coastal Regions (119-138)
Kenji Tsuchiya and Tatsuki Toda (Soka University, Tangi-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 5 - Typhoon Swell Prediction and Freak Wave Potential (pp. 139-150)
Nai-Kuang Liang (Professor Emeritus, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University)

Chapter 6 - A Typhoon Disaster Database System (pp.151-166)
Takahiro Kayahara, Shinya Shimokawa and Ryohei Misumi (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Japan)

Chapter 7 - Is It Possible That Rainfall Could Trigger More Large (5.0 ≧ ML ≧3.0) Earthquakes? A Case Study for Taiwan (pp. 167-176 )
Lin Jyh-Woei (National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan)

Chapter 8 - Modeling and Monitoring for Landslide Processes (pp. 177-198)
V. B. Svalova (IEG RAS, Moscow, Russia)


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