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Early warning systems for natural disaster reduction

Author: Jochen Zschau; Andreas N Küppers
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2003.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jochen Zschau; Andreas N Küppers
ISBN: 3540679626 9783540679622 9783642632341 3642632343
OCLC Number: 45791413
Description: xvii, 834 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: Natural Disasters and Early Warning / Eugen Seibold --
I. Bringing Early Warning to the People. --
Ch. 1.1. --
Bringing Early Warning to the People --
Public and Partnership Responsibilities for Early Warning / Terry Jeggle. --
Ch. 1.2. --
Early Warning Systems for the Reduction of Natural Disasters in China / Zhen-Yao Wang, Yuan-Chang Zheng and Ji-Xun Li. --
Ch. 1.3. --
The Human Factor in Early Warnings: Risk Perception and Appropriate Communications / John Twigg. --
Ch. 1.4. --
Scientific Contributions to Effective Early Warning in an Environmental Context / Alexander L. Alusa. --
Ch. 1.5. --
Natural Disaster Early Warning: The Role of NGOs / Monica Omulo. --
Ch. 1.6. --
Community Mobilisation for Early Warning in the Philippines / Zenaida G. Delica. --
Ch. 1.7. --
Disaster Management and Cyclone Warning System in Bangladesh / Monowar Hossain Akhand --
II. --
Early Warning and Public Communication. --
Ch. 2.1. --
Public Communication of Warnings / Edward M. Gross. --
Ch. 2.2. --
Public Communication of Early Warnings: Role of the Government / Robert C. Landis. --
Ch. 2.3. --
The Role of the Media in Public Communication of Early Warnings / Inge Niedek. --
Ch. 2.4. --
Early Warning: Community Interpretations and Perceptions --
A Case of Recurrent Floods and their Warnings in Delhi (India) / Anshu Sharma. --
Ch. 2.5. --
Disaster Early Warning and Individuals with Special Needs: In Aggregate, the Undeserved Represent a Significant Portion of Society / John C. Scott. --
Ch. 2.6. --
Bringing Early Warning to the People: Electronic Technology: The Role of the Internet / Peter S. Anderson --
III. --
Aspects of Disaster Management, Emergency and Social Response with Respect to Early Warnings. --
Ch. 3.1. --
Systems and Problems of Early Warning in Germany / Horst Schottler. --
Ch. 3.2. --
Benefits of Early Warning from the Viewpoint of the Insurance Industry / Wolfgang Kron, Anselm Smolka and Gerhard Berz. --
Ch. 3.3. --
Natural Risks in Albania and the Role of Related Warning Systems / Mahir Hoti and Sokol Axhemi. --
Ch. 3.4. --
Interaction and Cooperation between Russia and NIS in the Area of Preventing Emergency Situations of Technogenic and Natural Character / Nikolai Makhutov and Vladimir Zatsarinnyi. --
Ch. 3.5. --
Gender, Age and Social Class in Psychological Work in Disaster Situations / Jose Manuel Salas Calvo. --
Ch. 3.6. --
Psychological Interventions in Disaster Situations / Lorena Saenz Segreda --
IV. --
Early Warning Systems for Hydrometeorological Hazards. --
Ch. 4.1. --
The Role of the WMO World Weather Watch System in Mitigating Hydro-Meteorological Disasters / Stefan Mildner. --
Ch. 4.2. --
Meteorological and Hydrological Early Warning Systems / John W. Zillman --
IVa. Early Warning Systems for Tropical Storms. --
Ch. 4.3. --
Track Forecast Guidance Improvements for Early Warnings of Tropical Cyclones / Russel L. Elsberry. --
Ch. 4.4. --
The Tropical Cyclone Warning System in the Southwest Pacific / Vikash Prasad and Neville Louis Koop. --
Ch. 4.5. --
Early Warning System for Tropical Storms in India / Sewa Ram Kalsi. --
Ch. 4.6. --
Success and Failure of Early Warning Systems: A Case Study of the Gujarat Cyclone of June, 1998 / Sewa Ram Kalsi and Manu Gupta. --
Ch. 4.7. --
From Good TC Track Forecasts Towards Good Early Warning of Intensity Changes / James Lighthill. --
Ch. 4.8. --
Improving the Tropical Cyclone Warning System and its Effective Dissemination in Mauritius / Ranjitrai R. Vaghjee and M. Lee Man Yan --
IVb. --
Early Warning Systems for Floods. --
Ch. 4.9. --
Real-Time Flood Forecasting: Problems, Possibilities and Proposed Solutions / Ezio Todini. --
Ch. 4.10. --
Satellite Monitoring of Floods as a Part of the Early Warning System / Vladimir Usachev, V. Asmus, A. Volkov and V. Prokaheva. --
Ch. 4.11. --
Snowmelt Forecasting as a Contribution to Operational Flood Warning: A System Integrating Remote Sensing Data and Meteorological Model Output / Stefan Voigt, Hannes Kleindienst and Michael F. Baumgartner. --
Ch. 4.12. --
Short-Time Flood Forecast Methodology Using a Hydro-Meteorological Risk Concept for Flood Plains / Boris I. Gartsman and Mark S. Karasyov. --
Ch. 4.13. --
Hydro-Meteorological Tools for Flood Protection in River Basins / Gabriele Malitz and Thilo Gunther. --
Ch. 4.14. --
Extreme Runoff Events in Small Catchments : the Need for a Proper Modelling Strategy for Early Warning Systems / Dieter Gutknecht. --
Ch. 4.15. --
Using Real Time Data and a Flow Prediction Model to Assist in the Operation of the Orange River / Kerry A. Fair, Ronnie S. McKenzie and Andrew R. Craig. --
Ch. 4.16. --
GISELE: A New Capability for Flash Flood Early Warnings Over Garonne River Sub-Basins / Francois Helloco, Jean-Jacques Vidal and Jean-Luc Cheze. --
Ch. 4.17. --
The Passage of the '97 Flood Wave on the Lower Odra / Dorota Dybkowska-Stefek and Wolfgang Rosenthal. --
Ch. 4.18. --
The Oder River Flood in Summer 1997 from Brandenburg's Point of View / Hartmut Niesche. --
Ch. 4.19. --
Cultural and Political Obstacles to Accepting Early Warnings of the Aral Sea Disaster / Wilfried Ahrens. --
Ch. 4.20. --
Early Warning Systems for the Detection and Response to Severe Floods / William J. R. Alexander --
IVc. --
Early Warning Systems Related to Drought and Mitigation of Famine. --
Ch. 4.21. --
Prediction of African Rainfall and Household Food Security / Thomas E. Downing and Richard Washington. --
Ch. 4.22. --
Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture: Appropriate Technology and Institutional Development Challenges / Abdur Rashid. --
Ch. 4.23. --
Early Warning and Geography: Space, Time and User Needs (Example from Famine Early Warning) / Charles Kelly. --
Ch. 4.24. --
Agrometeorological Information System for Mitigation of the Effects of Drought in Hungary / Attila Bussay. --
Ch. 4.25. --
Early and Dynamic Warning: An Integrated Approach to Drought Management / Bhu Var Ahan Narasimhan --
IVd. --
Monitoring and Early Warnings Related to the El Nino Phenomenon. --
Ch. 4.26. --
Monitoring and Early Warning Systems Related to the El-Nino Phenomenon --
An Overview / Hartmut Grassl. --
Ch. 4.27. --
Towards Operational Prediction of El Nino by a Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Model / Hiroki Kondo. --
Ch. 4.28. --
Operational Seasonal Predictions in Australia / Grant Beard, Graham de Hoedt and Neil Plummer. --
Ch. 4.29. --
ECMWF Seasonal Forecasting System: Performance and Evaluation / David Anderson and Tim Stockdale --
IVe. --
Early Warning Systems for Severe Weather Phenomena in Mid and High Latitudes. --
Ch. 4.30. --
Services from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute Can Reduce the Effects of Disasters : Both Natural and Man-Made / Jorgen Saltbones and Ole Nielsen. --
Ch. 4.31. --
The Early Warning and Forecasting System (EWFS) for the Reduction of Serious Atmosphere-Hydrosphere Disasters / Ang-Sheng Wang --
V. --
Early Warning Systems for the Mitigation of Geological Hazards. --
Ch. 5.1. --
Early Warning Systems for Mitigation of Geological Hazards : an Overview / Robert M. Hamilton --
Va. --
Early Warning Systems for Earthquakes. --
Ch. 5.2. --
Earthquake Early Warning Systems: Current Status and Perspectives / Willy H. K. Lee and Juan Manuel Espinosa-Aranda. --
Ch. 5.3. --
Earthquake Disasters: Prediction, Prevention and Early Warning / Cinna Lomnitz. --
Ch. 5.4. --
Towards an Earthquake Early Warning System for the Megacity of Istanbul / Jochen Zschau, M. Isikara, O. Ergunay, M. N. Yalcin and Mustafa Erdik. --
Ch. 5.5. --
The Seismic Alert System in Mexico City and the School Prevention Program / Juan Manuel Espantar ... [et al.] --
Ch. 5.6. --
Earthquake Early Warning System in Japan / Keiji Doi. --
Ch. 5.7. --
UrEDAS: The Early Warning System for Mitigation of Disasters Caused by Earthquakes and Tsunamis / Jun Saita and Yutaka Nakamura. --
Ch. 5.8. --
On the Establishment of an Automatic Earthquake Information Broadcast System in Taiwan / Yih-Min Wu ... [et al.] --
Ch. 5.9. --
European Warning System / Francoise Tondre. --
Ch. 5.10. --
25 Seconds for Bucharest / Friedemann Wenzel .. [et al.]. Ch. 5.11. --
Early Warning Success for the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake: a Best Practice Integrating Public Administration and Science / Jeanne-Marie Col and Jean J. Chu. --
Ch. 5.12. --
Predictions and Social Response Capacities in Face of the 1995 Menglian Earthquake (M=7.3): an Overview / Ronghui Lin. --
Ch. 5.13. --
Project of Creation of an Earthquake Early Warning System for Armenia / S. Yu. Balassanian, Artak H. Martirossyan and Valery G. Arzoumanian. --
Ch. 5.14. --
Can Plate Motion Surveys by GPS Measurements be Considered as an Alert System in Earthquake Occurrence? / Abdelhakim Ayadi --
Vb. --
Early Warning Systems for Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Warnings. --
Ch. 5.15. --
Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Warnings / Robert I. Tilling. --
Ch. 5.16. --
Geochemical Monitoring on Merapi Volcano, Indonesia / Martin Zimmer and Joerg Erzinger. --
Ch. 5.17. --
Remote Sensing of Subglacial Eruptions in Iceland and the Development of Related Warning Systems / Ulrich Munzer and Klaus Weber-Diefenbach. --
Ch. 5.18. --
Information and Warnings to Authorities and to the Public About Seismic and Volcanic Hazards in Iceland / Ragnar Stefansson. --
Ch. 5.19. --
The Merapi-Project --
Interdisciplinary Monitoring of a High-Risk Volcano as a Basis for an Early Warning System / Jochen Zschau, R. Sukhyar, M. A. Purbawinata, Birger-Gottfried Luhr and Malte Westerhaus --
Vc. --
Early Warning Systems to Tsunami. --
Ch. 5.20. --
Early Warning Systems for Tsunami --
an Overview / Michael E. Blackford. --
Ch. 5.21. --
Tsunami Warning System in Japan / Keiji Doi. --
Ch. 5.22. --
Advances in the Chilean Tsunami Warning System and Application of the TIME Project to the Chilean Coast / Dante R. Gutierrez. --
Ch. 5.23. --
A Tsunami Warning System in the SW Aegean Sea, Greece / Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos --
Vd. --
Early Warning Systems for Mountain Hazards. --
Ch. 5.24. --
Early Warning Systems Related to Mountain Hazards / --
Hans Kienholz. --
Ch. 5.25. --
Movement Studies to Forecast the Time of Breaking off of Ice and Rock Masses / Matthias Wegmann, Martin Funk, Andre Flotron and Hansruedi Keusen. --
Ch. 5.26. --
Avalanche Warning Switzerland 2000 / Tom Russi, Walter Ammann, Bernhard Brabec, Michael Lehning and Roland Meister. --
Ch. 5.27. --
Monitoring the Conditions of Dangerous Lakes in Uzbekistan and Contiguous Territories / Nicolay E. Gorelkin, V. E. Chub and Wilfried Ahrens --
VI. --
Early Warning Systems for Fire and Other Environmental Hazards. --
Ch. 6.1. --
The Contribution of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) for Early Warning and Management of Wildfires / Johann G. Goldammer, Georg Buchholz and Florian Resch. --
Ch. 6.2. --
Application of Logistic Models to Predict Human-Caused Forest Fires in Siberia / Georg Buchholz, Johann G. Goldammer and David L. Martell. --
Ch. 6.3. --
The Use of Microsatellites in the Fight Against Pest Plagues / Frithjof Voss, Eckhardt Krabel and Udo Renner. --
Ch. 6.4. --
ECPC's Global to Regional Fire Weather Forecast System / John Roads, Shyn-Chin Chen, Jack Ritchie, F. Fujioka, H. Juang and M. Kanamitsu. --
Ch. 6.5. --
Overview of Lighting Detectors: Their Role in Risk Management of the Lightning Hazard / Richard Kithil. --
Ch. 6.6. --
Meteorology and Desert Locust: Experience and Implementation of a Monitoring System / Brahim Ambar. --
Ch. 6.7. --
Early Warning Systems for Asteroid Impacts / Christian Gritzner. --
Ch. 6.8. --
Space Borne Autonomous On-Board Recognition of High Temperature Events / Dieter Oertel, B. Zhukov, Herbert Jahn, K. Briess and E. Lorenz. --
Ch. 6.9. --
Dedicated Earth Monitoring and Disaster Warning Applications by Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) / Haruhiro Fujita and Christopher Elvidge. --
Ch. 6.10. --
The Finnish Forest Fire Index Calculation System / Ari Venalainen and Martti Heikinheimo. --
Ch. 6.11. --
Satellite-Based Forest Fire Detection and Automatic Alert System --
Pilot Experiment / Vaino Kelha, Einar-Arne Herland and Anssi Lohi --
VII. --
Early Warning Systems for Rapid Damage Assessment and the Mitigation of Technological Hazards. --
Ch. 7.1. --
Technological Hazards / Peter Krejsa. --
Ch. 7.2. --
Early Warning Systems for Mitigation of Earthquake-Related Technological Risks / Fumio Yamazaki. --
Ch. 7.3. --
A New Concept for the Earthquake Vulnerability Estimation and its Application to the Early Warning System / Yutaka Nakamura. --
Ch. 7.4. --
Real-Time City Gas Network Damage Estimation System: SIGNAL / Yoshihisa Shimizu and K. Takahashi. --
Ch. 7.5. --
GPS Monitoring of Structures: Recent Advances / Mehmet Celebi, Will Prescott, Ross Stein, Ken Hudnut, Jeff Behr and Steve Wilson. --
Ch. 7.6. --
The Earthquake Early Warning System of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant / Fridrikh Arakelyan and Hrahat Hakobyan. --
Ch. 7.7. --
Concept for Seismic Alarm and Monitoring of Soviet-Designed Nuclear Power Plants / Lothar Griesser, M. Wieland and C. Kuendig. --
Ch. 7.8. --
Optimizing the Seismic Early Warning System for the Tohoku Shinkansen / Daniele Veneziano and Achilleas G. Papadimitriou --
VIII. --
The Role of Satellite Techniques in Early Warning Systems: State-of-the-art and Perspectives. --
Ch. 8.1. --
Toward an Integrated Space Strategy for Disaster Management / Helen M. Wood. --
Ch. 8.2. --
The Satellite Techniques in Early Warning Systems for Large Towns and Megacities / Yu. A. Kravtsov, Efim B. Kudashev, V. V. Golomolzin and M. A. Sharakhmanyan. --
Ch. 8.3. --
Monitoring Fires with European Remote Sensing Satellite, ERS-2: The "Rush ATSR Fire Product" Demonstration / Alessandra Buongiorno, O. Arino and C. Zehner. --
Ch. 8.4. --
Remote Sensing and GIS for Warning of Geological Hazards: Application in Vietnam / Phan Trong Trinh. --
Ch. 8.5. --
The SAF Concept: European Networked Approach for Organising the Generation of Products Based on Satellite Data / W. Benesch, J. Kerkmann, Helmut Neumeister and Y. Trehin. --
Ch. 8.6. --
Use of Advanced Earth Observation Capabilities for Disaster Management --
The Example of the Oder Flood 1997 / Wolfgang Steinborn and Thomas Ruwwe. --
Ch. 8.7. --
The Use of NOAA/AVHRR Data for Flood Disaster Monitoring in the Mekong River Delta / Minh Hien Hoang --
IX. --
Special Problems of Early Warning Systems for Developing Countries and Small Island States. --
Ch. 9.1. --
An Early Warning System for Use in Developing Countries and Small Island States / Adun Ade Abiodun and Victor Kotelnikov. --
Ch. 9.2. --
Small Island States and Early Warning Systems / Cyril E. Berridge. --
Ch. 9.3. --
Tropical Cyclone Warnings and the Factors that Influence Response: The Trinidad and Tobago Experience / Steve R. Pollonais. --
Ch. 9.4. --
Special Problems Faced by Sri Lanka as a Small Island State with Regard to Early Warning Systems for Cyclonic Storms / Prabhath Patabendi. --
Ch. 9.5. --
Transferring Flood Warning Technology to Vulnerable Communities in Jamaica / Barbara E. Carby --
X. --
Future Technology Needs, Accessibility and Affordability of Early Warning Systems. --
Ch. 10.1. --
Technical Requirements for Early Warning Systems / Hans Secher Schmidt.
Responsibility: Jochen Zschau, Andreas N. Küppers (eds.).

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