Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Livres → Publications 2022 → Applications of Space Techniques on the Natural Hazards in the MENA Region

Springer Cham

Applications of Space Techniques on the Natural Hazards in the MENA Region

Springer Cham

Titre : Applications of Space Techniques on the Natural Hazards in the MENA Region

Highlights temporal and dimensional aspects of natural risk, such as floods, earthquakes, sea level rise
Recent methods for using space techniques and geo-information systems in monitoring and identifying natural hazards
International case studies reflect the selection of tools for accommodating differing natural factors

Editor (s) : Mashael M. Al Saud
Publisher  : Springer Cham
Date de parution : 2022
Pages : 635

Descriptif
This book introduces a comprehensive understanding in the use of space techniques in natural hazards and risk management in the MENA Region. The book is based on different case-studies from 25 MENA countries, and will be useful in highlighting the issues from all aspects.

In recent years the number of natural hazard events has increased in the MENA Region. This is exacerbated by the changing climate and extreme climate events, as well as a large increase in the population in this area. Disastrous events occur on a yearly basis characterized by a vulnerability of physical processes. Floods, earthquakes, and mass movement result in severe damage to property and livelihoods, and have devastating effects upon the environment. These events cause severe financial losses, which on an annual basis, can exceed millions of dollars.

The predication, assessment and monitoring approaches remain inadequate in managing these hazards and in mitigating their impacts, but with the development of space techniques and geo-information systems, these situations can now be better managed. The miscellany of satellite images, with different spatial and temporal resolutions, enable the detection of terrain features and provide indications of potential natural risks. This book will of interest to stakeholders, including field experts, academics, researchers and decision makers.

Présentation : site de l’éditeur

Page publiée le 19 octobre 2022