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Spatiotemporal Analysis of Extreme Hydrological Events

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Extreme Hydrological Events Book
Author : Gerald Corzo,Emmanouil Varouchakis
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2018-11-20
ISBN : 0128117311
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Spatio-temporal Analysis of Extreme Hydrological Events offers an extensive view of the experiences and applications of the latest developments and methodologies for analyzing and understanding extreme environmental and hydrological events. The book addresses the topic using spatio-temporal methods, such as space-time geostatistics, machine learning, statistical theory, hydrological modelling, neural network and evolutionary algorithms. This important resource for both hydrologists and statisticians interested in the framework of spatial and temporal analysis of hydrological events will provide users with an enhanced understanding of the relationship between magnitude, dynamics and the probability of extreme hydrological events. Presents spatio-temporal processes, including multivariate dynamic modelling Provides varying methodological approaches, giving the readers multiple hydrological modelling information to use in their work Includes a variety of case studies making the context of the book relatable to everyday working situations

Data Mining and Spatiotemporal Analysis of Extreme Precipitation

Data Mining and Spatiotemporal Analysis of Extreme Precipitation Book
Author : Josiah Daniel Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abstract: The Prairie Pothole Region in the Northern Great Plains (PPR-NGP) of the United States frequently fluctuates from drought to deluge. The historical hydrologic record for this region reveals periods of intense, prolonged drought intermingled with rapid and destructive flooding. Drought or flooding is initiated and sustained by deficit or surplus precipitation, respectively. The weather events that accompany these disasters are characterized by large spatial and temporal variations from normal in the frequency and intensity. The unique hydrology and geology of the region makes the PPR-NGP highly sensitive to these weather perturbations. The future looks to bring more warming and thus more intense precipitation to the region. As the frequency of extreme precipitation events rises, the magnitude and occurrence of floods and droughts will be elevated. The objective of this research was to determine the factors controlling precipitation trends, drought, and flooding in the study area. Also, the weather conditions preceding the disastrous events were observed and characterized. The analysis was focused on the effects of varying precipitation intensity, frequency, and antecedent conditions as they pertain to PPR-NGP drought and Red River flooding. The results may be applied to better predict the future trends of flood and drought response to extreme precipitation. Data mining was performed on available weather station observations to extract significant information and use it to derive valuable insight into PPR-NGP drought and flooding behavior. Hydrometeorological indices calculated over various timescales were applied to assess the intensity and frequency of rainfall, the change in snow depths, and the deviation from normal precipitation. Flood discharge hydrographs were classified based on shape parameters and matched to precipitation characteristics. Spatiotemporal and statistical operations were employed to determine the controlling factors of precipitation trends, drought, summer floods, and spring floods in the PPR-NGP and Red River Basin. Current precipitation and stream flow trends indicate the potential for enhanced flood and drought activity. Precipitation intensity and frequency are ascending, but the intensity is increasing more than the frequency of monthly events. The result is that Red River discharge rates are rising six times faster than total precipitation over the basin. The rise in stream flow rates can be explained by elevated precipitation intensity and to some extent precipitation frequency during key flood months. However, the most critical flood month of April has a decreasing total precipitation trend and yet the highest rise in discharge rate. These trends come about because overall fall and winter precipitation rates are on the rise. The antecedent precipitation is stored on and in the frozen ground until released by the spring thaw, which usually takes place in April. Thus, the risk for larger April floods is affected not by a single month but by a half year's worth of increasing precipitation conditions. Large fluctuations in monthly drought conditions were determined to be equally controlled by both the frequency and intensity of precipitation events. Extreme drought took a minimum of two to three months both to develop and dissipate from a semi-arid state. Though, the biggest shifts in month-to-month conditions were observed when both precipitation intensity and frequency were well above or below normal over the same area. So the onset or end of an extreme drought took place more rapidly when the intensity and frequency changes were great and harmonized. Similarly, the spatial extent of the most intense (on average) drought cells was surprisingly little, because the overlap of large precipitation intensity and frequency shifts typically occurred over a small area. Also, the drought duration usually increased when severity reached a higher level, so that multiple months of moderate drought reduced the overall intensity for all but the most severe parts of the cells. The intensity of precipitation events was the main controlling factor in Red River summer flood occurrence and magnitude. Antecedent conditions were not essential to the development of summer floods. Conditions were often near normal prior to a flood because more of the normal rain fell in a fewer number of more intense events. Conversely, the magnitude and occurrence of spring floods was controlled by antecedent precipitation and fast snow melt rates. A significant snow pack was observed prior to both major and minor floods, while a non-flood year had little snow pack over the basin. Fall soil moisture, winter snowfall, and a fast rate of stored water release all had to be present at sufficient levels to trigger a large flood response.

Water Resources Research in Northwest China

Water Resources Research in Northwest China Book
Author : Yaning Chen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-03-23
ISBN : 940178017X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the possible impacts of climate change on hydrology and water resources in the vast arid region of Northwest China, which is one of the world’s largest arid places. The first chapter offers an introductory discussion of the physical geography and socioeconomic conditions in the region. Chapters 2 through 7 discuss the climate system and hydrologic system changes in the region, and assess some implications of these changes in relation to potential evapotranspiration, the hydrological cycle and spatiotemporal variations of the snow cover and glaciers as measured via remote sensing, geographic information systems, and statistical analysis. Chapters 8 and 9 focus on model description and experimental design for interpreting the hydro-climatic process, emphasizing the integration of water, climate, and land ecosystems through field observations and computer-based simulations. Chapter 10 examines some extreme hydrological events and presents a study using the historical trend method to investigate the spatial and temporal variability of changing temperature and precipitation extremes in the hyper-arid region of Northwest China. A concluding chapter discusses possible strategies for sustainable watershed management. The contributors are acknowledged experts who bring broad, relevant experience on water resources research in China’s cold and arid regions. The lessons of this volume will prove useful for understanding arid areas elsewhere in the world.

Precipitation

Precipitation Book
Author : Jesus Rodrigo Comino
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-08-27
ISBN : 0128232870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Precipitation: Earth Surface Responses and Processes provides readers with a general and indispensable overview of processing rainfall processes through radar techniques, numerical models, geostatistical tools, photogrammetric methods, plots, indexes of connectivity or rainfall simulations. The handbook follows a clear and consistent format, and is structured as follows: Introduction (State-of-the-Art); Part 1. Rainfall and climate/atmosphere; Part 2. Models and applications; Part 3. Rainfall as a key actor playing the main role affecting different ecosystems. Part 3: Rainfall affecting the earth surface from different scales and landforms; Part 4: Rainfall and stormwater quality management in urban and rural areas. Precipitation is a key factor needed for understanding landscape evolution and ecosystem services. Knowing the main precipitation composition, mechanisms and processes allows for efficient land management plans and ecosystem restoration activities. However, precipitation shows different responses under specific environments depending on the climate (from the arid to the polar areas), parent material, scale (from the raindrops to catchment scale), intensity, landscape morphologies (soil sealing, rills, gullies or rivers) or human activities (agriculture or urban areas). Precipitation: Earth Surface Responses and Processes bring this information together and provides indispensable material in a holistic manner for students, scientists and lecturers from different environmental disciplines such as climatology, meteorology, geomorphology, hydrology, soil science, geography, engineering, or ecology. Includes observations on a range of earth surface processes, from climate to coastal marine ecosystems Presents key case studies in each chapter, enhancing the applicability of each chapter Introduces precipitation as a key factor to understand earth mechanisms and processes

Advances in Spatio Temporal Analysis

Advances in Spatio Temporal Analysis Book
Author : Xinming Tang,Yaolin Liu,Jixian Zhang,Wolfgang Kainz
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2007-08-23
ISBN : 9780415408158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developments in Geographic Information Technology have raised the expectations of users. A static map is no longer enough; there is now demand for a dynamic representation. Time is of great importance when operating on real world geographical phenomena, especially when these are dynamic. Researchers in the field of Temporal Geographical Information Systems (TGIS) have been developing methods of incorporating time into geographical information systems. Spatio-temporal analysis embodies spatial modelling, spatio-temporal modelling and spatial reasoning and data mining. Advances in Spatio-Temporal Analysis contributes to the field of spatio-temporal analysis, presenting innovative ideas and examples that reflect current progress and achievements.

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems Book
Author : Maria Gabriela Alvarez Mieles
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-05-14
ISBN : 1000527468
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Around 6% of the Earth's land surface is covered by wetlands. Wetlands play a key role in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, delivering multiple benefits to society: sources of water supply, flood regulation, water purification, agriculture, fisheries, and biodiversity. Hence, wetland systems are of immense socio-economic as well as ecological importance. In this research, the focus was on the Abras de Mantequilla (AdM) wetland in the tropical coastal region of Ecuador, a RAMSAR site and case study area for the EU-FP7 WETwin project. The research in this thesis involves a combination of field data collection, multivariate analysis techniques, as well as numerical modelling studies. The goal was to explore the effects of changes in hydrological forcing on the hydrodynamic and ecohydraulic responses of the wetland. The study aims to contribute to the understanding of how a tropical river-wetland system functions in terms of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary production, and biotic communities. Spatial patterns of biotic communities and environmental variables are obtained as well as spatio-temporal variability of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary productivity and fish habitat-suitability conditions. In data scarce areas and countries with financial constraints, the combination of field measurements with numerical models was extremely useful and relevant, confirming that these techniques complement each other in obtaining a better understanding of the dynamics of freshwater river–wetland systems. Studies like the present research can be used to enhance awareness about the environmental services of wetlands and stimulate cooperation between all stakeholders in order to achieve more sustainable wetland management.

Climate Change Impact on the Spatio Temporal Variability of Hydro Climate Extremes

Climate Change Impact on the Spatio Temporal Variability of Hydro Climate Extremes Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rising temperature of the earth due to climate change has shown to alter the variations of hydro-climate variables, including their intensities, frequencies and durations. Extreme events such as floods are, in particular, susceptible to any disturbances in climate cycles. As such it is important to provide policymakers with sufficient knowledge about the probable impacts of climate change on hydrologic extremes and most importantly on floods, which have the highest impacts on the societies. For this reason analysis of hydro-climate extremes is commonly performed using data at each site (or grid cell), however due to the limited number of extreme events, these analyses are not robust. Current methods, such as the regional frequency analysis, which combine data from different locations are incapable of incorporating the spatial structure of the data as well as other explanatory variables, and do not explicitly, assess the uncertainties. In this thesis the spatial hierarchical Bayesian model is proposed for hydro-climate extreme analyses using data recorded at each site or grid. This method combines limited number of data from different locations, estimates the uncertainties in different stages of the hierarchy, incorporates additional explanatory variables (covariates), and can be used to estimate extreme events at un-gaged sites. The first project develops a spatial hierarchical Bayesian method to model the extreme runoffs over two spatial domains in the Columbia River Basin, U.S. The model is also employed to estimate floods with different return levels within time slices of fifteen years in order to detect possible trends in runoff extremes. Continuing on the extreme analysis, the impact of climate change on runoff extremes is investigated over the whole Pacific Northwest (PNW). This study aims to address the question of how the runoff extremes will change in the future compared to the historical time period, investigate the different behaviors of the regional climate models (RCMs) regarding the runoff extremes, and assess the seasonal variations of runoff extremes. Given the increasing number of climate model simulations the goal of the third project is to provide a multi-model ensemble average of hydro-climate extremes and characterize the inherent uncertainties. Outputs from several regional climate models provided by NARCCAP are considered for the analysis in all seasons. Three combination scenarios are defined and compared for multi-modeling of extreme runoffs. The biases of each scenario are calculated and the scenario with the least bias is selected for projecting seasonal runoff extremes. The aim of the fourth project is to quantify and compare the uncertainties regarding global climate models to the ones from the hydrologic model structures in climate change impact studies. Various methods have been proposed to downscale the coarse resolution General Circulation Model (GCM) climatological variables to the fine scale regional variables; however fewer studies have been focused on the selection of GCM predictors. Additionally, the results obtained from one downscaling technique may not be robust and the uncertainties related to the downscaling scheme are not realized. To address these issues, in the fifth study we employed Independent Component Analysis (ICA) for predictor selection which determines spatially independent GCM variables (as discussed in Appendix A). Cross validation of the independent components is employed to find the predictor combination that describes the regional precipitation over the upper Willamette basin with minimum error. These climate variables along with the observed precipitation are used to calibrate three downscaling models: Multi Linear Regression (MLR), Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Adaptive-Network-Based Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS).

Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability

Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability Book
Author : Assefa M. Melesse,Wossenu Abtew,Gabriel Senay
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-07-03
ISBN : 0128159995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability: Monitoring, Modelling, Adaptation and Mitigation is a compilation of contributions by experts from around the world who discuss extreme hydrology topics, from monitoring, to modeling and management. With extreme climatic and hydrologic events becoming so frequent, this book is a critical source, adding knowledge to the science of extreme hydrology. Topics covered include hydrometeorology monitoring, climate variability and trends, hydrological variability and trends, landscape dynamics, droughts, flood processes, and extreme events management, adaptation and mitigation. Each of the book's chapters provide background and theoretical foundations followed by approaches used and results of the applied studies. This book will be highly used by water resource managers and extreme event researchers who are interested in understanding the processes and teleconnectivity of large-scale climate dynamics and extreme events, predictability, simulation and intervention measures. Presents datasets used and methods followed to support the findings included, allowing readers to follow these steps in their own research Provides variable methodological approaches, thus giving the reader multiple hydrological modeling information to use in their work Includes a variety of case studies, thus making the context of the book relatable to everyday working situations for those studying extreme hydrology Discusses extreme event management, including adaption and mitigation

Extreme Weather and Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Dobrogea Region

Extreme Weather and Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Dobrogea Region Book
Author : Maftei, Carmen
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2015-04-30
ISBN : 1466684399
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New technologies and assessment methods create improved opportunities to monitor and predict the onset of natural disasters in the era of global warming. Researchers continue to evaluate the changes in weather patterns in order to better understand natural phenomena. Extreme Weather and Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Dobrogea Region presents a descriptive environmental resource focused on a Romanian region affected by the changing climate. In discussing methods of assessment, monitoring, and prediction, the research included in this publication is an essential resource for policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, and government officials who wish to expand their research exposure to pertinent topics related to flooding and droughts due to climate change.

Extreme Hydrological Events New Concepts for Security

Extreme Hydrological Events  New Concepts for Security Book
Author : O.F. Vasiliev,P.H.A.J.M.van Gelder,E.J. Plate,M.V. Bolgov
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-03-23
ISBN : 1402057393
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the development of advanced methods for the prediction, the estimation of occurrence probabilities and the risk related to extreme hydrological events. It also discusses the reduction of the vulnerability of social, economic, and engineering systems to extreme hydrologic events and the decrease of their effects on such systems.

Forest Hydrology and Watershed

Forest Hydrology and Watershed Book
Author : Fan-Rui Meng,Altaf Arain,Qiang Li,Michael Pisaric
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-08-20
ISBN : 3039213857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydrological processes in forested watersheds are influenced by environmental, physiological, and biometric factors such as precipitation, radiation, temperature, species type, leaf area, and extent and structure of forest ecosystems. Over the past two centuries, forest coverage and forest structures have been impacted globally by anthropogenic activities, for example, forest harvesting, and conversion of forested landscapes for plantations and urbanization. In addition, since the industrial revolution, climate change has resulted in profound impacts on forest ecosystems due to higher carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration or CO2 fertilization, warmer temperatures, changes in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and natural disturbances. As a result, hydrological processes in forested watersheds have been altered by these natural and anthropogenic factors and these changes are expected to accelerate due to future changing climatic conditions. Hence, understanding how various environmental, physiological, and physical drivers interactively influence hydrological and biogeochemical processes in forest ecosystems is critical for sustainable water supply in forested watersheds. About 21% of the global population depends on water sources that originate in forested catchments where forest coverage larger than 30%. Furthermore, there are knowledge gaps in our understanding of the mechanism of hydrological and hydrochemical cycles in forested watersheds. This Special Issue addresses these gaps in our knowledge and includes twelve papers in the following three major research themes in forest watershed areas.

Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes

Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes Book
Author : Hossein Tabari
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-10-28
ISBN : 3039216643
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydrological extremes have become a major concern because of their devastating consequences and their increased risk as a result of climate change and the growing concentration of people and infrastructure in high-risk zones. The analysis of hydrological extremes is challenging due to their rarity and small sample size, and the interconnections between different types of extremes and becomes further complicated by the untrustworthy representation of meso-scale processes involved in extreme events by coarse spatial and temporal scale models as well as biased or missing observations due to technical difficulties during extreme conditions. The complexity of analyzing hydrological extremes calls for robust statistical methods for the treatment of such events. This Special Issue is motivated by the need to apply and develop innovative stochastic and statistical approaches to analyze hydrological extremes under current and future climate conditions. The papers of this Special Issue focus on six topics associated with hydrological extremes: Historical changes in hydrological extremes; Projected changes in hydrological extremes; Downscaling of hydrological extremes; Early warning and forecasting systems for drought and flood; Interconnections of hydrological extremes; Applicability of satellite data for hydrological studies.

Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Precipitation Variability and Drought Patterns in the Eastern Mediterranean

Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Precipitation Variability and Drought Patterns in the Eastern Mediterranean Book
Author : Shifa Mathbout
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As precipitation is a very important parameter of climate and hydrology, exploring spatial and temporal distribution and variation of this variable can give an idea about climate conditions and water resources in the future. Therefore accurate mapping of the temporal and spatial distributions of precipitation is important for many applications in hydrology, climatology, agronomy, ecology and other environmental sciences. In this thesis, spatiotemporal distributions and variations of total annual, seasonal and monthly precipitation of the Eastern Mediterranean (EM) are analysed. The Eastern Mediterranean is one of the most prominent hot spot of climate change in the world further; extreme climatic events such as drought are expected to become more frequent and intense in this region. Main data source is instrumental data of monthly and daily precipitation at 103 and 70 meteorological stations, respectively. Spatial coherence analysis, coefficient of variation (CV), rainfall seasonality index (SI), incomplete gamma distribution and precipitation concentration index (PCI) are applied to evaluate the seasonality and variability of annual, seasonal and monthly precipitation amounts and their distribution. Daily precipitation concentration index (CI) is used as an important index for specifying daily rainfall characteristics. Additionally, rainfall entropy is also calculated for monthly and daily data for finding the most suitable probability distribution under the available information. High to moderate irregularity and rainfall concentration are the two very characteristic features of rainfall in the EM. Highest values of daily CI are detected in the southern parts of the EM. Distribution of annual precipitation CI trends indicate a statistically significant increase in the northern and northwestern regions of the EM. Four meteorological drought indices (DIs) are calculated at monthly time scale, the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI), the Modified China Z Index (MCZI), the Statistical Z -scores and the Rainfall Decile based Drought Index (DI) while the Effective Drought Index (EDI) is calculated at daily time scale. All selected DIs with multiple time steps are applied to compute the severity for five time steps of 3, 6, 9, 12 and 24-month, and compared with each other and EDI. The most significant factor affecting the spatial accuracy of drought indices is seasonality. Study of DIs shows that the DIs are highly correlated at same time steps and can alternatively be used and the DIs computed for 6 and 9-month time step are best correlated with each other. SPI and MCZI are more consistent in detecting droughts for different time steps. EDI is found to be best correlated with other DIs when considering all time steps. The investigation shows that the use of an appropriate time step is as important as the type of DI used to identify drought severities. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is employed and reveals the main modes and spatiotemporal variability of seasonal and annual precipitation and droughts over the EM. The preliminary analysis indicated tendencies towards a drier climate due to a statistically significant decrease in annual precipitation over the EM. The analysis of indicators of extreme events reveals a much more complex transformation of the climatic pattern with strong regional and seasonal variation. The results demonstrated that an extreme wet spells in the EM will shorten in all seasons, except autumn. Precipitation extremes are projected to become more pronounced in the northern parts of the EM than in southern ones and tend to be more significant during autumn. Extreme and heavy precipitation events showed a statistically significant decrease in whole parts of the EM and in the southern ones, respectively with a significant decreasing in total precipitation amount. A significant increase in daily intense precipitation events in the northern parts of the EM. In addition, climate extreme indices recommended by the joint World Meteorological Organization (CCL/CLIVAR/JCO12) Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI) are also calculated for daily precipitation data. Finally, Mann- Kendall test, cumulative sum chart (CUSUM), regime shift index (RSI) calculated by a sequential algorithm are applied for detecting the shifts in the means of seasonal and annual precipitations. Mann-Kendall test and the linear slopes of trends are calculated using Sen's slope estimator to determine the trend magnitude for SPI, CI, extreme precipitation indices, dry and drought periods. The highest decreasing of rainfall amounts is found in spring and winter and these seasons are the overall driving factor of trends in annual precipitation. Overall results of the trend analysis on the reconstructed shows that over last 52 years the drought events are more sever and frequent after 1990s over the EM which reflects negative effects on socio- economic sectors as well as water resources in this region. The findings of this study could be used or extended in further studies in the future to gain insights regarding the precipitation variability, drought patterns and extreme events over the domain of the EM.

Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology

Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology Book
Author : Christopher J. Duffy,Xuan Yu
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2018-09-14
ISBN : 3038429511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology" that was published in Water

Highlighting the Importance of Big Data Management and Analysis for Various Applications

Highlighting the Importance of Big Data Management and Analysis for Various Applications Book
Author : Mohammad Moshirpour,Behrouz Far,Reda Alhajj
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-22
ISBN : 3319602551
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the impacts of various types of services such as infrastructure, platforms, software, and business processes that cloud computing and Big Data have introduced into business. Featuring chapters which discuss effective and efficient approaches in dealing with the inherent complexity and increasing demands in data science, a variety of application domains are covered. Various case studies by data management and analysis experts are presented in these chapters. Covered applications include banking, social networks, bioinformatics, healthcare, transportation and criminology. Highlighting the Importance of Big Data Management and Analysis for Various Applications will provide the reader with an understanding of how data management and analysis are adapted to these applications. This book will appeal to researchers and professionals in the field.

Inland Flood Hazards

Inland Flood Hazards Book
Author : Ellen E. Wohl
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2000-07-03
ISBN : 9780521624190
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edited volume was originally published in 2000 and presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of issues related to inland flood hazards. It addresses physical controls on flooding, flood processes and effects, and responses to flooding, from the perspective of human, aquatic, and riparian communities. Individual chapter authors are recognized experts in their fields who draw on examples and case studies of inland flood hazards from around the world. This volume is unusual among treatments of flood hazards in that it addresses how the non-occurrence of floods, in association with flow regulation and other human manipulation of river systems, may create hazards for aquatic and riparian communities. This book will be a valuable resource for everyone associated with inland flood hazards: professionals in government and industry, and researchers and graduate students in civil engineering, geography, geology, hydrology, hydraulics, and ecology.

Climate Change Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Reduction

Climate Change  Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Reduction Book
Author : Suraj Mal,R.B. Singh,Christian Huggel
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-12-05
ISBN : 3319564692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses the science, causes, impacts and risk reduction strategies for climate change and disasters. It focuses on the use of traditional knowledge, new innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels in order to promote sustainable development goals in general and disaster risk reduction in particular. The global climate has changed substantially over the last century. There is strong evidence of global climate change in the form of increase in air and sea surface temperature, recession of glaciers, changes and shifting of climate regimes, increasing number of extreme events and sea levels changes. The increasing frequency of climate change induced disasters in particular is posing a threat to resilience, lives and livelihoods at global, regional and local levels. Major ecosystems of the world have experienced several climate induced disaster events in recent past. This book provides new insights into the occurrence and impacts of climatic extremes and strategies for disaster risk reduction. It includes studies on rainfall and temperature trends, floods and drought disasters, weather and climatic related disasters in mountains, changes in plant activities, risk assessment and responses in different ecosystems of the world. The book is particularly useful for environmental and disaster managers, researchers and graduate students, as well as policy makers.

Risk Analysis in Forest Management

Risk Analysis in Forest Management Book
Author : Klaus von Gadow
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-29
ISBN : 9401729050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Due to the long-term planning horizons and the great variety of natural, economic, and operational hazards affecting forest ecosystems, uncertainty and multiple risk are typical aspects of forest management. Applications of risk analysis are surprisingly rare, in spite of the rich assortment of sophisticated forest planning tools that are available today. The objective of this particular volume within the book series Managing Forest Ecosystems is to present state-of-the-art research results, concepts, and techniques regarding the assessment and evaluation of natural hazards and the analysis of risk and uncertainty relating to forest management. Various aspects of risk analysis are covered, including examples of specific modelling tools. The book is divided into three sections covering ecological perspectives, applications in engineering and planning, and methods applicable to economics and policy.

Understanding Hydrological Extremes and their Impact in a Changing Climate Observations Modeling and Attribution

Understanding Hydrological Extremes and their Impact in a Changing Climate  Observations  Modeling and Attribution Book
Author : Xingcai Liu,Pedram Attarod,Zhe Li
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-03-12
ISBN : 2889665941
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Understanding Hydrological Extremes and their Impact in a Changing Climate Observations Modeling and Attribution book written by Xingcai Liu,Pedram Attarod,Zhe Li, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Extreme Hydrological Events

Extreme Hydrological Events Book
Author : Z. W. Kundzewicz,Zbigniew Kundzewicz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Extreme Hydrological Events book written by Z. W. Kundzewicz,Zbigniew Kundzewicz, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.