Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment

  • ID: 4720845
  • Book
  • 450 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment: A Remote Sensing Approach reviews multivariate hazards in a non-stationary environment, covering both short and long-term predictions from earth observations, along with long-term climate dynamics and models. The book provides a detailed overview of remotely sensed observations, current and future satellite missions useful for hydrologic studies and water resources engineering, and a review of hydroclimatic hazards. Given these tools, readers can improve their abilities to monitor, model and predict these extremes with remote sensing.

In addition, the book covers multivariate hazards, like landslides, in case studies that analyze the combination of natural hazards and their impact on the natural and built environment. Finally, it ties hydroclimatic hazards into the Sendai Framework, providing another set of tools for reducing disaster impacts.

  • Emphasizes recent and future satellite missions to study, monitor and forecast hydroclimatic hazards
  • Includes key concepts presented in the form of Q&A's, with answers provided at the end of the book
  • Provides a complete overview and differentiation of remotely sensed products that are useful for monitoring extreme hydroclimatic and related events
  • Covers real-life examples and applications of integrating remote sensing products to study complex multi-hydroclimatic hazards
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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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Maggioni, Viviana
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.
Massari, Christian
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.
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