Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128148990

Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment

1st Edition

A Remote Sensing Approach

Editors: Viviana Maggioni Christian Massari
Paperback ISBN: 9780128148990
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 450
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Extreme Hydroclimatic Events in a Changing Environment reviews multi-variate hazards in a non-stationary environment. It covers both short and long term predictions from earth observations along with long-term climate dynamics, and models. It provides a detailed overview of remotely sensed observations, current and future satellite missions useful for hydrologic studies and water resources engineering, a review of hydroclimatic hazards. Given these tools, readers can improve their abilities to monitor, model, and predict these extremes with remote sensing.

Extreme Hydroclimatic Events in a Changing Environment additionally covers multi-variate hazards, like landslides, in case studies that analyze the combination of natural hazards and their impact on the natural and built environment using real examples. Additionally, it ties hydroclimatic hazards into the Sendai Framework, providing another set of tools for reducing disaster impacts.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes recent and future satellite missions to study, monitor, and forecast hydroclimatic hazards
  • Each chapter includes a chapter summary with key concepts presented in the form of Q&A with answers provided at the end of the book
  • Provides a complete overview and differentiation of remotely sensed products useful for monitoring extreme hydroclimatic and related events
  • Provides real-life examples and applications of integrating remote sensing products to study complex multi-hydroclimatic hazards


Meteorologists, climatologists, hydrologists, agronomists, geologists, geographers, water resource scientists and managers, scientists and environmental managers focusing on climate change, researchers whose focus is on sustainability, land use, disaster management, risk-assessment, and risk reduction

Table of Contents

Part I: Satellite observations for monitoring and forecasting hydroclimatic hazards
1.1 Precipitation (Rain +Snow)
1.2 Soil Moisture
1.3 Water level and storage
1.4 Vegetation
1.5 Topography

Part II: Hydroclimatic hazards
2.1 Floods
2.2 Droughts
2.3 Landslides and debris flow
2.4 Avalanches
2.5 Storm surge and sea level rise
2.6 Water pollution

Part III: Multi-hazards case studies
3.1 Water pollution and drought in California, US
3.2 Storm surge, sea level rise, and inland flooding in Bangladesh
3.3 Typhoon, floods, and landslides in China’s Yangtze River Delta
3.4 Avalanches, landslides, and debris flow in the Alps
3.5 Flash floods and landslides in the Rwenzori Mountains (Congo, Uganda)

Part IV: Hazards and community data
4.1 Communicating hydroclimatic hazards
4.2 Monitoring hazards through citizen science
4.3 Social media and hazards


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About the Editor

Viviana Maggioni

Dr Maggioni, is Assistant Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at George Mason University. At George Mason University she leads an active and interdisciplinary team of graduate and undergraduate students, investigating a wide variety of topics including monitoring and modeling storm water quantity and quality at the Mason main campus with state-of-the-art sensor networks, as well as combining water resources engineering with hydrometeorology and remote sensing using satellite data to evaluate conditions in regions, where direct observation is impossible, but the environmental consequences can be devastating.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sid and Reva Dewberry, Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, George Mason University, USA

Christian Massari

Christian Massari, PhD, is permanent researcher at the Research Institute for the Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy. Thanks to a graduate research fellowship, he spent a year in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ in 2011. After returning to Italy, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the hydrology and remote sensing group at IRPI, where he is a permanent researcher since January 2017. His research interests include data fusion and data assimilation of hydrological variables (e.g., soil moisture and rainfall), hydro-validation of satellite soil moisture and rainfall observations, filtering of satellite soil moisture, flooding risk analysis, and flood frequency assessment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection (IRPI), National Research Council (CNR), Italy

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