Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

2nd Edition - April 1, 2023

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  • Editor-in-Chief: John Shroder
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128191019

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Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition provides an integrated look at major atmospheric disasters that have had, and continue to have, major implications for many of the world’s people, such as floods and droughts. This new edition takes a geoscientific approach to the topic, while also covering current thinking about some directly relevant social scientific issues that can affect lives and property. This new edition showcases both academic and applied research for developed and developing countries, allowing readers to see the most updated flood and drought modelling research and their applications in the real world, including for humanitarian emergency purposes. The book also contains new insights about how climate change affects hazardous processes. For the first time, information on the many diverse topics relevant to professionals is aggregated into one volume.

Key Features

  • Provides a cutting-edge discussion on natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide
  • Includes numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes in action
  • Provides case studies of prominent hazards and disasters

Readership

Researchers and graduates in Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Geology, Climate Change, Natural Hazards, Ocean scientists, physical geographers, urban planners, landscape architects, and other people who work on the built environments of the world

Table of Contents

  • Section I Floods
    1. Flood Processes and Hazards
    2. Palaeoflood Hydrology: Reconstructing Rare Events and Extreme Flood Discharges
    3. Global and Low-Cost Topographic Data to Support Flood Studies
    4. Vulnerability and Exposure in Developed and Developing Countries: Large-Scale Assessments
    5. Integrated Risk Assessment of Water-Related Disasters
    6. KULTURisk Methodology Application: Ubaye Valley (Barcelonnette, France)
    7. Floods and Storms Practical Exercises

    Section II Droughts
    8. Drought Monitoring and Assessment: Remote Sensing and Modeling Approaches for the Famine Early Warning Systems Network
    9. Hydrological Modeling for Drought Assessment
    10. Rapid Onset Shocks
    11. Drought and water shortages in Mbale, Uganda
    12. Web-based disaster risk management system
    13. Resilience and disaster risk reduction in Uganda
    14. Integrating social science methods into drought risk studies
    15. Flood mapping using Geospatial Big Data and Google Earth Engine

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: April 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128191019

About the Editor in Chief

John Shroder

John Shroder
Ramesh Sivanpillai, Senior Research Scientist, Dept of Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA Ramesh Sivanpillai is a Remote Sensing Scientist at the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming. His research interests include digital processing of satellite and aerial images, data fusion, image enhancement and classification.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA

About the Author

Paolo Paron

Paolo is a Senior Lecturer at IHE Delft in the River Basin Development research group. He has more than 15 years of combined professional experience in the Humanitarian, Professional and Academic world in the areas of mapping, geology and geomorphology and remote sensing. In the last years he has been developing methods and tools for the use of UAV in hydraulic research including flood mapping as well as in ecology and soil erosion. He has worked and lived extensively in Eastern and Southern Africa with shorter assignments in Asia and East Asia, and at present he is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands

About the Editors

Paolo Paron

Paolo is a Senior Lecturer at IHE Delft in the River Basin Development research group. He has more than 15 years of combined professional experience in the Humanitarian, Professional and Academic world in the areas of mapping, geology and geomorphology and remote sensing. In the last years he has been developing methods and tools for the use of UAV in hydraulic research including flood mapping as well as in ecology and soil erosion. He has worked and lived extensively in Eastern and Southern Africa with shorter assignments in Asia and East Asia, and at present he is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands

Giuliano Di Baldassarre

Giuliano Di Baldassarre is a Professor of Hydrology at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University (Sweden) and the Director of CNDS, Centre of Natural Hazards & Disaster Science (www.cnds.se). His research deals primarily with droughts and floods in changing environments, with a focus on the dynamics and risks generated by feedback mechanisms between physical, technical and social processes. He has received many international prizes, such as the EGU Young Scientist Award and the AGU Early Career Award, along with major honors, such as the ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council for his project HydroSocialExtremes: Unravelling the mutual shaping of hydrological extremes and society. He is currently the Chair of Panta Rhei–Everything Flows, the research decade of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), which brings together hundreds of scientists worldwide doing research on water and society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Hydrology at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University (Sweden) and the Director of CNDS, Centre of Natural Hazards & Disaster Science (www.cnds.se)

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