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Title Environmental geography of South Asia : contributions toward a future Earth initiative / R.B. Singh, Pawel Prokop, editors.

Published Tokyo : Springer, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Advances in geographical and environmental sciences
Advances in geographical and environmental sciences.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface; Contents; Part I: Introduction; Chapter 1: Disaster Mitigation and Management and Importance of Earth Observation; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Disaster Types and Their Global Trend; 1.3 Disasters in India; 1.3.1 Flood; 1.3.2 Cyclone; 1.3.3 Landslide; 1.3.4 Earthquake; 1.4 Pressing Issues for Disaster Management and Mitigation; 1.5 Disaster Management in India; 1.6 Earth Observation for Disaster Mitigation and Management; 1.6.1 Moderate Resolution; 1.6.2 Semi-high Resolution; 1.6.3 High Resolution Satellite Systems; 1.6.4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System
1.6.5 Active Systems Such as Radar and Lidar and Others1.6.6 WebGIS, Social Media and Crowdsourcing; 1.7 Summary and Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Exclusionary Urbanisation in South Asia; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Urbanisation and Economic Development: An Overview of the Debate; 2.3 Urbanisation and Economic Development in South Asia: Implications in Terms of Socio-Economic Deprivation; 2.3.1 Socio-economic Levels of Development; 2.3.2 Access to Basic Services: Improved Water and Sanitation; 2.3.3 Poverty Ratio; 2.3.4 Gross Domestic Product; 2.3.5 Value Added by Industry
2.3.6 Foreign Direct Investment2.3.7 Exports of Goods and Services; 2.3.8 Emerging Interdependencies Between Urbanization and Other Economic Parameters; 2.4 Policies and Programmatic for Interventions Affecting Migration and Urbanisation: An Overview; 2.5 A Summary of Findings; References; Part II: India; Chapter 3: Prioritizing Watersheds for Sustainable Development in Swan Catchment Area, Himachal Pradesh, India; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Study Area; 3.3 Research Methodology; 3.3.1 Database; 3.3.2 Data Analysis; 3.4 Results and Discussion; 3.4.1 Prioritization Based on Morphometric Parameters
3.4.2 Soil Loss for Prioritization3.4.3 Carrying Capacity Estimation for Prioritization; 3.4.4 Socio-economic Indicators for Prioritizing; 3.4.5 Prioritization of Sub-watershed; 3.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Deglaciation and Impact of Extreme Rainfalls on Recent Relief Transformation of the Upper Pindari Valley: The Kumau...; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Study Area; 4.3 Data and Methods; 4.4 Results and Discussion; 4.4.1 Relief Asymmetry and Zonality; 4.4.2 Recent Deglaciation; 4.4.3 Impact of Extreme Rainfall on Present-Day Relief Transformation; 4.5 Conclusions; References
Chapter 5: Riverbeds Level Changes in the Margin and Foreland of the Darjeeling Himalaya During the Years with a Normal Monsoo...5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Study Area; 5.3 Material and Methods; 5.4 Results; 5.4.1 Characteristics of the Lish, Gish and Chel River Channels at the Cross-Sections; 5.4.2 Riverbeds Level Changes of the Lish, Gish and Chel in 2011-2014; 5.5 Discussion; 5.6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 6: Bioclimate of the Andaman Islands and Its Impact on the Lives of the Native and Non-native Populations of the Archi...; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Materials and Methods; 6.2.1 Study Area
Summary This volume synthesizes critical environmental challenges of dynamic earth and human environment systems in South Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. It deals with spaceborne monitoring, climate, ecohydrology, forests and biodiversity, land-use and land-cover change (LUCC), natural hazards, and disasters in order to contribute towards a sustainable future. The contributions range from traditional field techniques to the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems. The book integrates environmental attributes relating the past, present, and future of South Asia broadly based on biophysical and human dimensions in spatio-temporal perspectives. The monitoring of natural hazards and climate issues is considered a vital component in the context of environmental geography, especially in observation and understanding of climate and water-induced disasters. It is important to communicate the advances in geoscience techniques to increase the resilience of the vulnerable society of South Asia and to promote livelihood security. The sustainability of South Asia depends strongly on the earth environment, and thus the development of geo-environmental monitoring is critical for a better understanding of our living environment. The aim of the book is to present dynamic aspects of environmental geography to contribute to future earth initiatives in South Asia.
Other author Singh, R. B. (Ram Babu), 1955- editor.
Prokop, Paweł, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Environmental geography -- South Asia.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9784431557418 electronic bk.
4431557415 electronic bk.
4431557407 (print)
9784431557401 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-4-431-55741-8