This handbook is intended to be a resource for people affected by landslides to acquire further knowledge, especially about the conditions that are unique to their neighborhoods and communities. Considerable literature and research are available concerning landslides, but unfortunately little of it is synthesized and integrated to address the geographically unique geologic and climatic conditions around the globe.
Landslides happen frequently in moutainous region, especially in the rainy season in tropical zone like Vietnam. The landslide can cause severe impact on land use and human activities in the highlands. Therefore, determining the damage of landslide is meaningful for local land users and officials to propose the best land use types in the specific area. Based on the economic methods, the damage of landslide was analysed specifically in Maichau District, Hoabinh Province, Vietnam.
Landslides is one ofthe most severe hazard in Vietnam, arnong that a major number of landslides are induced by heavy rainfall The paper deals with heavy rainfall induces shallow landslides at the excavated slopes in Bac Kan province and at the natural slopes in Binh Dinh province. Landslides in Bac Kan can happen when the amount ofrainfall is 180tmn continuously. Landslides of natural slopes in Binh Dinh can only occur when rainfall makes the slopes ahnost saturated. This can happen when the arnouut of rainfall reach over 1260mm.
At least 4 people in the North have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain. Hundreds of people have fled their homes. More than 20 villages were reported flooded on the main island of Luzon. Areas of Manila also were flooded.
The mitigation of earthquake-related hazards represents a key role in the modern society. The mitigation of such kind of hazards spans from detailed studies on seismicity, evaluation of site effects, and seismo-induced landslides, tsunamis as well as and the design and analysis of structures to resist such actions. The study of earthquakes ties together science, technology and expertise in infrastructure and engineering in an effort to minimize human and material losses when they inevitably occur.
At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and sometimes displacement of the ground. When the epicenter of a large earthquake is located offshore, the seabed may be displaced sufficiently to cause a tsunami. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides, and occasionally volcanic activity
The second chapter of the book demonstrates both the power of fluid dynamic
analysis and its inherent complexity, even when the flow geometry is relatively
simple. The problem under consideration is important to design of engines and
becomes increasingly complicated when the incompressibility, heat generation, and
mass flux are included.
ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC SỐ 17 Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối D Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80)
I. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose main stress is placed differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions. Question 1 A. account B. current C. agent D. asset Question 2 A. guidebook B. sandstorm C. landslide D. bamboo Question 3 A.workshop B. surcharge C. planet D. debate Question 4 A. bachelor...
This book sheds lights on recent advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering with special emphasis on soil liquefaction, soil-structure interaction, seismic safety of dams and underground monuments, mitigation strategies against landslide and fire whirlwind resulting from earthquakes and vibration of a layered rotating plant and Bryan's effect.
The charge to this committee—to envision the future of geotechnology—
is at once a grand challenge and a problem. In
many ways, geotechnology is a mature field having come to its
majority in the last 50 years. Many serious problems have been
solved. We know how to build strong foundations, safe dams,
and stable roads and tunnels. We have a good understanding
about the behavior and protection of groundwater, how to
extract the petroleum resources, and develop a geothermal
Natural disasters destroy more property and kill more people with each
passing year. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis,
floods, landslides, fires and other natural events are becoming more
frequent and their consequences more devastating. Del Moral and
Walker provide a comprehensive summary of the diverse ways in which
natural disasters disrupt humanity and how humans cope. Burgeoning
human numbers, shrinking resources and intensification of the
consequences of natural disasters have produced a crisis of unparalleled
Given that the adverse affects of climate change on agriculture are expected to burden poor
countries disproportionately, and their rural poor in particular, Bolivia is especially vulnerable as
it is the poorest country in South America with at least 70% of the rural population living in
poverty and more than a third of rural Bolivians living in extreme poverty. Those citizens who
have been displaced by natural disasters in rural areas often remain at risk in urban areas as
shantytowns and slums are frequently situated on land prone to flooding or landslide.
Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, landslides and volcanic
eruptions—and the devastation they inflict—are all too
familiar to the countries of Latin America and the
Caribbean. In the last decade, natural disasters have caused more
than 45,000 deaths in the region, left 40 million injured or in need
of assistance, and carried a price tag—in direct damage alone—of
more than US$20 billion.1
The health sector has proven particularly vulnerable to such havoc.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has emerged as one of the most important and
widely used softwares for the social scientists in last two decades. Economists,
sociologists, political scientists, public administrators, and geographers alike use GIS
for capturing, storing, analyzing, and presenting spatially referenced socio-economic
data. Election campaigns have been using GIS in a rapidly increasing manner. It has
also been substantially used by urban and regional planners, natural resources
scientists, and civil engineers.
Kanchha’s family relied on agriculture and they decided to leave their village for
greener pastures in Kathmandu. On their way there, Kanchha has observed signs
of climate change everywhere. The Himalayan glaciers are slowly melting as the
snowline shifts higher; indigenous people along the way expressed their worry about
the arrival of new bug and plant species in the highlands; floods and landslides were
common and triggered by unpredictable rains. He picked up a rock that he had never
seen before, because it had been buried under the thick snow-cover.
As a country which contains significant concentrations of population in fragile mountain eco-
systems, expanding arid zones, various regions which are subject to periodic flooding, increasing
deforestation and environmental degradation and high levels of poverty, Bolivia is particularly
vulnerable to climate change. Its damaging impact can be seen in a range of phenomena such as
increasingly severe and frequent flooding and landslides and the accelerated melting of tropical
Engineers use their knowledge of science, mathematics, logic, economics, and appropriate experience or tacit knowledge to find suitable solutions to a problem. Creating an appropriate mathematical model of a problem allows them to analyze it (sometimes definitively), and to test potential solutions.
The movement to reform the SNA has arisen because the accounts as now defined do not
include the full economic value of environmental resources or the role which they play in
productive activity. Some of the elements missing from the accounts include:
· Environmental expenditures. Expenditures to protect the environment from harm, or to
mitigate that harm, cannot not be identified from the data in the accounts. Such
expenditures include the costs incurred to prevent environmental harm, such as pollution
control equipment purchased by factories or catalytic converters in cars.