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Natural disaster reduction in coastal lowland areas
Author(s): S. E. Huang
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, the impacts of natural disaster are more and more severe on coastal lowland areas. Aim to the threat of climate change and sea level rise, the natural disaster reduction in coastal lowland areas is paid highly attention. Based on a number of literatures, the paper summarizes the categories and characteristic of natural disasters emerging in coastal lowland areas, such as windstorm and storm surge, hurricanes and hurricane winds, tsunamis and floods, and analyzes the most devastating natural disasters in coastal lowland in the world 2005. The paper also summarizes the effects of typhoons on the coastal lowland areas of China in 2005 and review to analyze the natural disaster mitigation measures and its researches. At last, the paper discusses the vulnerability assessment and response strategies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6412, Disaster Forewarning Diagnostic Methods and Management, 64121E (12 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.697806
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S. E. Huang, Meteorological Research Institute of Jiangxi Province (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6412:
Disaster Forewarning Diagnostic Methods and Management
Felix Kogan; Shahid Habib; V. S. Hegde; Masashi Matsuoka, Editor(s)

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