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Developing a Hydrological Model for the Mekong Basin
Early warning systems for drought preparedness and drought management
Wilhite, D. A.Sivakumar, M. V. K.Wood, D. A.
Drought is a normal part of climate and occurs in virtually all regions of the world. Recent droughts have illustrated the vulnerability of all parts of the United States to extend...
Application of GIS and Remote Sensing for Landslide Disaster Management in Southern Thailand
Tanavud, C.Yongchalermchai, C.Bennui, A.Navanugraha, C.
Landslides are common geomorphic events on fragile, steep slopes of the granitic mountains in southern Thailand. The ensuing catastrophes have resulted in considerable economic los...
Environmental change and rain forests on the Sunda shelf of Southeast Asia: drought, fire and the biological cooling of biodiversity hotspots
Taylor, D.Saksena, P.Sanderson, P. G.Kucera, K.
Environmental change during the Quaternary period has caused changes in the composition and structure of vegetation on the Sunda shelf of Southeast Asia. Climatic conditions drier ...
El Niño timings and rainfall extremes in India, Southeast Asia and China
Kane, R. P.
Whereas some El Niño years are known to be associated with droughts in some parts of the globe, notably India, other El Niños do not seem to be effective. Recently, it was observ...
The political ecology of flood hazard in urban Guyana
Some 90% of the Guyanese population are at risk from contemporary flood hazard and the potential impacts of climate change and sea-level rise. Such risks are not the product of phy...
Potential role for insurance in managing catastrophic risk in developing countries
The prevalence of natural disasters is not new and farmers, rural institutions and lenders have, over generations, developed ways of reducing and coping with risk (e.g. crop divers...
Upland rice weeds of South and Southeast Asia. Makati City, Philippines, International Rice Research Institute
Galitnato, M.I., Moody, K., Piggin, C. M.
A flooding index and its regional threshold value for monitoring floods in China from SSM/I data
Jin, Y. Q.
Flooding is always closely related to the regional geographical conditions. The globally optimized algorithms of data validation for the DMSP SSM/I, such as a rule TB22v-TB19v > 4K...
Violent and Nonviolent Struggle in Burma: Is a Unified Strategy Workable?
Beer, M. A.
The relationship between tropical cyclones near Western Australia and the Southern Oscillation Index
Broadbridge, L.W.Hanstrum, B.N.
An examination of tropical cyclone activity near the Western Australian coastline during the cyclone seasons from 1960/61 to 1996/97 inclusive showed distinct seasonal and regional...
The Politics of Environment in Southeast Asia
Hirch P.Warren, C.
Atmospheric hazards preparedness in Bangladesh: a study of warning, adjustments and recovery from the April 1991 cyclone
In probabilistic terms, Bangladesh is prone, to at least one major 'tropical cyclone' every year. This situation is primarily due to the geographical location of Bangladesh in trop...
Institutional arrangements for flood hazards in Malaysia: An evaluation using the criteria approach
Chan, N. W.
Institutional aspects of flood hazards significantly affect their outcomes in Malaysia. Institutional arrangements to deal with floods include: legislative activity, organisational...