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Assessing rainfall-induced landslide risk in a humanitarian context: The Kutupalong Rohingya Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

We have proposed a novel method for assessing landslide risk by applying cutting-edge geospatial technologies and combining hazard, exposure, and vulnerability components. The Kutupalong Rohingya Camp...

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Trauma following Hurricanes Maria and Michael: Complicated roles of hazard-related factors, negative coping strategies, and positive character strengths

Natural disasters are traumatizing to victims. Past research has investigated negative (e.g., stress) and positive (e.g., growth) following natural disasters, but few studies have explored the complex...

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Risk assessment of typhoon storm surge based on a simulated annealing algorithm and the least squares method: a case study in Guangdong Province, China

Under global warming, the risk level of storm surge disasters in coastal areas has substantially increased. Guangdong Province is among the provinces most affected by typhoon storm surges in China....

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Correlation analysis between ground motion parameters and seismic damage of buildings for near-field ground motions

Pulse-like ground motions constitute a significant challenge to the performance of buildings, as they are characterized by long intense velocity, displacement, or acceleration pulses. Such ground motions...

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Bibliometric analysis of fires on wildland-urban interfaces

Most wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas in the world will face severe wildfire risks due to climate warming and rapid urbanization. Mitigating the damage caused by WUI fires has become a worthy topic...

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Machine learning for wildfire classification: Exploring blackbox, eXplainable, symbolic, and SMOTE methods

Whether triggered by natural or human-made events, wildfires are considered one of the most traumatic events to our community and environment. Thus, properly predicting wildfires continues to be an...

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Spatio-temporal variations of geo-climatic environment in a high-altitude landscape of central Himalaya: An assessment from the perspective of vulnerability of glacial lakes

Impacts of climate change on snow cover, permafrost and glaciers at varied elevations are wide ranging and well-known. Melting water from glaciers forms glacial lakes; where, under the changing climate...

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Rupture characteristics and seismic assessment of the Qinling northern piedmont fault

Research on fault rupture characteristics and behaviors, as well as the quantification of activity parameters is an important basis to evaluate the future seismic hazard. What is the upper limit of...

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Large-scale landslides around the reservoir area of Baihetan hydropower station in Southwest China: Analysis of the spatial distribution

Southwest China is an area where geological hazards occur frequently. To develop a basic understanding of geological hazards in this region, the Baihetan hydropower station section of the Jinsha River...

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Fire history and its forcing in Northeastern Asia boreal forests

Fire is a principal disturbance agent in Northeastern Asia forests with the highest fire radiative power globally. The limitation of the wide network of sites with long reconstructed fire histories...

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Bibliometric analysis of landslide research based on the WOS database

This work, based on the Web of Science (WOS) database, collected 20,888 research articles published from 1982 to November 2021 on the topic of landslide(s). We performed a bibliometric analysis for...

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Evaluating a new method of remote sensing for flood mapping in the urban and peri-urban areas: Applied to Addis Ababa and the Akaki catchment in Ethiopia

The Sentinel-1 SAR dataset provides the opportunity to monitor floods at unprecedentedly high spatial and temporal resolutions. However, the accuracy of the flood maps can be affected by the image polarization,...

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ENSO modulates interaction between forest insect and fire disturbances in China

Growing evidence shows that global warming has greatly changed the forest disturbance mechanism. The interactions of disturbance factors are also an indispensable part of forest disturbance mechanism....

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Climate change, multi-hazards and society: An empirical study on the coastal community of Indian Sundarban

Effective mitigation and adaptation methods are critical for addressing multi-hazards in various parts of the world as a result of changing climate occurrences. Basically, coastal areas around the world...

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Unraveling the geological and meteorological interplay during the 2021 Chamoli disaster, India

Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India, witnessed unprecedented damage to life, property, infrastructure, and landscape due to flash flood triggered on 7th February 2021. During winters, massive debris...

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The potential to use variations in tree-ring geometric center to estimate past wind speed change

Tree radial growth is characterized by not only the annual ring-width increment but also shifts in the tree-ring geometric center (TRGC) if subjected to asymmetric external forcing, such as gravity...

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Advances on the avoidance zone and buffer zone of active faults

Most destructive earthquakes occur along active faults. Abrupt dislocation of active faults in an earthquake and long-term creep during the interseismic period can cause serious damage to buildings...

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Large-scale landslide inventory and their mobility in Lvliang City, Shanxi Province, China

Landslides are one of the most destructive geological disasters that threaten people's lives and property. With the high-resolution satellite images from Google Earth and the method of visual interpretation,...

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A multiscale building detection method based on boundary preservation for remote sensing images: Taking the Yangbi M6.4 earthquake as an example

Building detection is an important topic in remote sensing image applications. This study proposes a multiscale building detection method based on boundary preservation, to detect building roofs from...

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Flood susceptibility zonation using advanced ensemble machine learning models within Himalayan foreland basin

Floods are considered as one of nature's most destructive fluvio-hydrological extremes because of the massive damage to agricultural land, roads and buildings and human fatalities. Rapid development...

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Frequency-dependent quality factor of body waves in the Kathmandu region, Nepal

The Kathmandu region becomes situated in very close to the major thrust faults such as Main Boundary Thrust (MBT) and Main Central Thrust (MCT) has been significantly affected by a series of several...

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A Web-GIS hazards information system of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in China

The typical earthquake hazards chain includes main shock, surface ruptures, aftershocks, and earthquake-induced landslides, leading to structural damage and casualties. Lots of investigation and research...

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Research on characteristics and failure mechanism of Guizhou Shuicheng landslide based on InSAR and UAV data

Studying the failure mechanism, process and triggering factors of landslides has important significance for the identification, monitoring and early warning of hidden dangerous landslides in similar...

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The variations of plasma density recorded by CSES-1 satellite possibly related to Mexico Ms 7.1 earthquake on 8th September 2021

This work analyzed the Ms 7.1 earthquake occurred at 01:47 UT on September 8th, 2021, in Acapulco City, Guerrero, Mexico (17.12° N, 99.6° W, N and W represent north and west, respectively) with a 30 ​km...

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Report on the establishment meeting of Committee on Earthquake Hazard Chain, Seismological Society of China and the first academic forum, 21–22 August 2021, Beijing, China

The establishment meeting and the first academic forum of the Committee on the Earthquake Hazard Chain, Seismological Society of China were held on 21–22 August 2021 in Beijing, China. The theme of...

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