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1. Climate change and water dynamics in rural Uganda.

The purpose of this case study is to examine the effects of climate change on agricultural life in rural Uganda. Based on primary data, the authors examine major themes related to climate change and disasters as conveyed by individuals in a small agricultural region in Eastern Uganda. Specifically, ...

Author(s) : McKinney, L.; Wright, D. C.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.71

2. Multiple leak detection in water distribution networks following seismic damage.

Water pipe leaks due to seismic damage are more difficult to detect than bursts, and such leaks, if not repaired in a timely manner, can eventually reduce supply pressure and generate both pollutant penetration risks and economic losses. Therefore, leaks must be promptly identified, and damaged...

Author(s) : Choi Jeongwook; Jeong Gimoon; Kang Doosun

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.19

3. An integrated approach for post-disaster flood management via the use of cutting-edge technologies and UAVS: a review.

Rapid advances that improve flood management have facilitated the disaster response by providing first aid services, finding safe routes, maintaining communication and developing flood maps. Different technologies such as image processing, satellite imagery, synthetic imagery and integrated...

Author(s) : Munawar, H. S.; Hammad, A. W. A.; Waller, S. T.; Thaheem, M. J.; Shrestha, A.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.14 ref.108

4. A review of landslides related to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake: implication and future challenges.

It has been 15 years since the catastrophic 2005 Kashmir Mw 7.6 earthquake induced thousands of landslides in northern Pakistan and Kashmir. There have been many studies on various aspects of the landslides triggered by the earthquake, such as the mechanisms of individual large landslides, regional ...

Author(s) : Muhammad Basharat; Riaz, M. T.; Jan, M. Q.; Xu Chong; Riaz, S.

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.1-30 ref.many

5. A review on applications of urban flood models in flood mitigation strategies.

As a result of climate change, urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to flooding, which can cause devastating effects, both in terms of loss of life and property. Therefore, an accurate assessment of urban flood processes and improved pre-disaster mitigation strategies in threatened areas is...

Author(s) : Qi WenChao; Ma Chao; Xu HongShi; Chen ZiFan; Zhao Kai; Han Hao

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.31-62 ref.many

6. A comprehensive review of Bayesian statistics in natural hazards engineering.

This study conducts a comprehensive review of the promises and challenges of implementing Bayesian statistics in natural hazards engineering. The reviewed natural hazards include earthquakes, floods, extreme wind events, wildfires, and landslides and debris flows. An attributes matrix is developed...

Author(s) : Zheng Ye; Xie YaZhou; Long XueJiao

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.63-91 ref.many

7. Drought disaster risk management based on optimal allocation of water resources.

Drought risk management has gradually emerged as an important discipline and the traditional negative drought management changes to active drought management. Drought risk assessment and control are the core of drought risk management. In this study, based on precipitation anomaly (Pa) and soil...

Author(s) : Liu Xiao; Guo Ping; Tan Qian; Zhang Fan; Huang Yan; Wang YouZhi

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.285-308 ref.many

8. Rainfall-induced landslides assessment in the Fengjie county, three-gorge reservoir area, China.

It is critical to accurately assess the location and evolution of impending landslide hazards, especially when influenced by the effects of climate change. However, most existing landslide models only analyze the stability of individual grid cells without considering soil interaction between...

Author(s) : Wang Kai; Zhang ShaoJie

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.451-478 ref.many

9. India flood inventory: creation of a multi-source national geospatial database to facilitate comprehensive flood research.

Floods are one of the most devastating natural hazards across the world, with India being one of the worst affected countries in terms of fatalities and economic damage. In-depth research is required in order to understand the complex hydrometeorological and geomorphic factors at play and design...

Author(s) : Manabendra Saharia; Avish Jain; Baishya, R. R.; Saagar Haobam; Sreejith, O. P.; Pai, D. S.; Rafieeinasab, A.

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.619-633 ref.11

10. Prediction of landslide displacement using multi-kernel extreme learning machine and maximum information coefficient based on variational mode decomposition: a case study in Shaanxi, China.

Prediction of landslide movement is an efficient approach in the reduction in landslide risk. However, it is also a tough task due to the scientific challenges in forecasting a sophisticated natural disaster. This paper proposes a VMD-MIC-M-KELM (variational mode decomposition-maximum information...

Author(s) : Ling Qing; Zhang Qin; Zhang Jing; Kong LingJie; Zhang WeiQi; Zhu Li

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.925-946 ref.36

11. Landslide inventory and susceptibility models considering the landslide typology using deep learning: Himalayas, India.

Landslide susceptibility modeling is complex as it involves different types of landslides and diverse interests of the end-user. Developing mitigation strategies for the landslides depends on their typology. Therefore, a landslide susceptibility based on different types should be more appealing...

Author(s) : Somnath Bera; Upadhyay, V. K.; Balamurugan Guru; Oommen, T.

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.1257-1289 ref.many

12. Landslide susceptibility assessment and mapping using state-of-the art machine learning techniques.

Landslides pose a serious risk to human life and the natural environment. Here, we compare machine learning algorithms including the generalized linear model (GLM), mixture discriminant analysis (MDA), boosted regression tree (BRT), and functional discriminant analysis (FDA) to evaluate the...

Author(s) : Pourghasemi, H. R.; Sadhasivam, N.; Amiri, M.; Eskandari, S.; Santosh, M.

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.1 pp.1291-1316 ref.many

13. Comparing classical statistic and machine learning models in landslide susceptibility mapping in Ardanuc (Artvin), Turkey.

Landslide susceptibility maps provide crucial information that helps local authorities, public institutions, and land-use planners make the correct decisions when they are managing landslide-prone areas. In recent years, machine-learning techniques have become very popular for producing landslide...

Author(s) : Akinci, H.; Zeybek, M.

Publisher : Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Natural Hazards 2021 Vol.108 No.2 pp.1515-1543 ref.many

14. A 20-year analysis of disturbance-driven rainfall on O'ahu, Hawai'i.

Undisturbed trade-wind conditions compose the most prevalent synoptic weather pattern in Hawai'i and produce a distinct pattern of orographic rainfall. Significant total rainfall contributions and extreme events are linked to four types of atmospheric disturbances: cold fronts, kona lows,...

Author(s) : Longman, R. J.; Timm, O. E.; Giambelluca, T. W.; Kaiser, L.

Publisher : American Meteorological Society, Boston, USA

Journal article : Monthly Weather Review 2021 Vol.149 No.6 pp.1767-1783

15. Numerical modeling of interactions of rainfall and earthquakes on slope stability analysis.

Separated analyses are available for evaluating slope stability after seismic shaking and rainfall. However, the combined effect of seismic shaking and rainfall water seepage on slope stability has not yet been well studied. In this study, the stability of the designed 30° and 45° slopes was...

Author(s) : Chen ChienYuan; Chen HoWen; Wu WeiCheng

Publisher : Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany

Journal article : Environmental Earth Sciences 2021 Vol.80 No.16 ref.25

16. An evaluation model for landslide and debris flow prediction using multiple hydrometeorological variables.

Landslide and debris flows are typically triggered by rainfall-related weather conditions, including short-duration storms and long-lasting rainfall. The critical precipitation of landslides and debris flow occurrence is different under various hydrometeorological conditions. In this study, the...

Author(s) : Hou JinJin; Dou Ming; Zhang YongYong; Wang JiHua; Li GuiQiu

Publisher : Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany

Journal article : Environmental Earth Sciences 2021 Vol.80 No.16 ref.many

17. Preliminary analysis of landslide hazard in Brunei Darussalam, se Asia.

Landslides are downslope movements of rock and soil materials under the influence of gravity, and often these are triggered by various causes, and the factors that govern the landslide occurrence in Brunei Darussalam, Borneo, have not been investigated in any detail, although landslide hazards are...

Author(s) : Jamalullail, S. N. R.; Sahari, S.; Shah, A. A.; Batmanathan, N.

Publisher : Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany

Journal article : Environmental Earth Sciences 2021 Vol.80 No.16 ref.many

18. Topographic and ground-ice controls on shallow landsliding in thawing arctic permafrost.

An increase in Arctic shallow landsliding is a potential consequence of climate warming. Warmer summer-air temperatures and larger rainfall events drive heat into the active layer, melting ice and decreasing soil shear stress. Topography has the potential to exacerbate landsliding by controlling...

Author(s) : Mithan, H. T.; Hales, T. C.; Cleall, P. J.

Publisher : Wiley, Hoboken, USA

Journal article : Geophysical Research Letters 2021 Vol.48 No.13

19. Investigation of the importance of different factors of flood inundation modeling applied in urbanized area with variance-based global sensitivity analysis.

Flood modeling provides useful information to support flood risk assessment and management and reduce flood impacts in urbanized area. The accuracy of urban flood simulation results is highly dependent on the quality of input data for which the appropriate values are generally difficult to...

Author(s) : Xing Yun; Shao Dong; Ma XieYao; Zhang ShuaiShuai; Jiang Gang

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2021 Vol.772

20. Social-ecological system resilience of debris flow alluvial fans in the Awang basin, China.

Debris flow alluvial fans (DFAFs) are vulnerable, although they can be used as a natural resource. The relationships between different factors related to DFAF systems and between these factors and systems are important both for identifying the risks and opportunities presented by DFAFs and for...

Author(s) : He SongTang; Wang DaoJie; Li Yong; Zhao Peng; Lan HuiJuan; Chen WenLe; Jamali, A. A.; Chen XiaoQing

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 2021 Vol.286

21. Refined risk zoning of storm and flood disasters for single cropping rice of Sichuan.

Objective: This study analyzed flood damage risks to rice planting in Sichuan to provide basis for adjusting rice-planting, disasters prevention and damage reduction.; Method: Based on observation data through 1961-2017 at 123 meteorological gauges in the main rice producing areas, observation data ...

Author(s) : Qing QingTao; Xu JinXia; Zhou Bin

Publisher : Northwest A & F University (Natural Science Edition), Xianyang, China

Journal article : Journal of Northwest A & F University - Natural Science Edition 2021 Vol.49 No.7 pp.31-41

22. Surface air pressure-based reconstruction of tropical cyclones affecting Hong Kong since the late nineteenth century.

By using instrumental surface air pressure (SAP) records for 1885-2017 at Hong Kong (HK) station, SAP data for 1951-2016 at 66 stations over mainland China and modern tropical cyclones (TCs) of 1951-2017 derived from the Best Tracks (BT) dataset over Northwest Pacific, an objective identification...

Author(s) : Zhang YingXian; Ren YuYu; Ren GuoYu; Zhang YongQiang

Publisher : Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Journal article : Climatic Change 2021 Vol.164 No.3/4 ref.33

23. Improving rural disaster response preparedness.

Background: Disasters happen in all communities and negatively impact the health and safety of populations if not well managed. Rural health organizations face greater challenges when implementing emergency preparedness policies and need unique resources to help ensure the health of their...

Author(s) : Betka, A. A.; Bergren, M. D.; Rowen, J. L.

Publisher : Wiley, Boston, USA

Journal article : Public Health Nursing 2021 Vol.38 No.5 pp.856-861 ref.25

24. Meeting maternal and reproductive health needs in a post-disaster setting: a qualitative case study from Indonesia.

Meeting and planning for maternal and reproductive health (MRH) needs during post-disaster scenarios is paramount, however, not without considerable challenges. This study was aimed at understanding the provision of MRH services in Siosar, a relocation site for a population displaced by the...

Author(s) : Sajow, H. S.; Winnington, R.; Water, T.; Holroyd, E.

Publisher : Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 2021 Vol.33 No.5 pp.579-586 ref.22

25. Effective planting arrangement on floodplains to reduce soil loss in a flood regime: study using physical models.

In Taiwan, many floodplains are used for agriculture because flood discharge cannot be blocked, and farmers must be willing to accept the noncompensation offer from the government should their plants be destroyed by floods. Moreover, a scour problem has been observed in floodplains with some kinds...

Author(s) : Li JinFu; Chen YeHong; Tfwala, S.; Chen SuChin

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Ecological Engineering 2021 Vol.167