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Ecology, History, and Development: A Perspective from Rural Southeast Asia
The process by which different ecological conditions and historical trajectories interacted to create different social and cultural systems resulted in major differences in economi...
Operational Space Technology for Global Vegetation Assessment
Kogan, F. N.
The main goal of global agriculture and the grain sector is to feed 6 billion people. Frequent droughts causing grain shortages, economic disturbances, famine, and losses of life l...
The Effect of Antecedent Rainfall on Slope Stability
Rahardjo, H.Li, X. W.Toll, D. G.Leong, E. C.
A case study is presented in order to identify the effect of antecedent rainfall on slope stability for Singapore. A storm in February 1995 (during which 95 mm of rain fell in 2121...
Smoke-haze pollution: a review of the 1997 episode in Southeast Asia
Heil, A.Goldammer, J.
In the second half of 1997, large areas in Southeast Asia were severely affected by a smoke-haze pollution episode caused by the emissions of an estimated 45,600 km2 of vegetation...
Investigating the haze transport from 1997 biomass burning in Southeast Asia: its impact upon Singapore
Lawrence, C. C.Koe, J.McGregor, L.
The 1997 Indonesia forest fires was an environmental disaster of exceptional proportions. Such a disaster caused massive transboundary air pollution and indiscriminate destruction ...
A 6000-year record of changes in drought and precipitation in northeastern China based on a d13C time series from peat cellulose
Hong, Y. T.Wang, Z. G.Jiang, H. B.Lin, Q. H.Hong, B.Zhu, Y. X.Wang, Y.Xu, L. S.Leng, X. T.Li, H. D.
We report a new peat d13C proxy record for humidity or precipitation based on C3 plants from northeastern China. The record reveals two times of significant climate shift and eight...
Improving the efficiency and sustainability of fertiliser use in drought- and submergence-prone rainfed lowlands in Southeast Asia
Bell, R.W.Ros, C.Seng, V.
In the rainfed lowlands of South-East Asia, rice yields are low and often respond weakly to fertilizers. Studies of soils in Cambodia and North-East Thailand suggest that a complex...
Improving the Efficiency and Sustainability of Fertilizer Use in Drought- and Submergence-Prone Rainfed Lowlands in South-East Asia
Bell, R.W.Ros, C.Seng, V.
Charcoal fragments in forest soils give evidence of prehistoric and historic natural and anthropogenic wildfires in the equatorial rainforests and in seasonal monsoon forests of co...
Hydrological modelling of the Mekong River basin
The many wetlands along the Mekong River, including Cambodia's Tonle Sap (Grand Lac), are major sources of fish for the riparian peoples and an important part of the regional econo...
Planning for Drought: Moving from Crisis to Risk Management
Wilhite, D.A.Hayes, M.J.Knutson, C.Smith, K.H.
Severe drought is a recurring problem for the United States, as illustrated by widespread economic, social, and environmental impacts. Recent drought episodes and the widespread dr...
Rapid flooding of the Sunda Shelf: a late-glacial sea-level record
Hanebuth, T.Stattegger, K.Grootes, P. M.
The increase in sea level from the last glacial maximum has been derived from a siliciclastic system on the tectonically stable Sunda Shelf in Southeast Asia. The time from 21 to 1...
Characterization of drought across climatic spectrum
Ponce, V. M.Pandey, R. P.Ercan, S.
A conceptual model of drought characterization across the climatic spectrum is formulated. The model is particularly suited to subtropical and midlatitudinal regions. Drought durat...
Flood inundation simulation in a river basin using a physically based distributed hydrologic model
Dutta, D.Herath, S.Musiake, K.
A physically based distributed hydrologic model is developed in this study for flood inundation simulation combining newly developed overland and channel network flow simulation mo...
Drought as a Natural Hazard: Concepts and Definitions. In Routledge (2000)
Worldwide, economic damages attributed to natural disasters tripled from the 1960s (US$40 billion) to the 1980s (US$120 billion) (Domeisen 1995). The 1990s have witnessed a continu...