By Masahiko Oya (auth.)
There are many typical dangers reminiscent of floods, landslides, volcanoes and earthquakes within the Asia-Pacific area. however, there are few experiences of such ordinary risks during this sector and data approximately their mitigation is of the maximum value.
This e-book files using geomorphological maps displaying the nation of flooding; those maps let predictions to be made. the writer has compiled geomorphological maps and documentation in their validation, and the maps let not just estimation of flooding, but additionally prediction of soil liquefaction because of earthquakes.
Audience: the result of the discussions during this publication observe not just to geographers, experts, engineers and coverage makers in Japan and Southeast Asian nations, but in addition to these from Europe, North the United States, and Africa.
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__km_ D ~~ -2 .. 3..... 1). Although the Nobi Plain is susceptible to flooding, its topography is beneficial in the utilization of the river for irrigation and as a water supply throughout the plain. A similar overflowing pattern is seen in the Han River, which runs through Seoul, and the Nakdong River in South Korea. 5. Concentration Type (Retarding Type): The Chikugo River The Chikugo River-the largest river in Kyushu---originates on the northern flank of Aso Volcano and flows down to the Ariake Sea.
The Uppo Lake and back-marshes occupy the spaces behind the natural levees. In former days, floodwater from the main river course would overflow the natural levees into the backmarsh area, which would remain submerged for a long time.
11, 1896, were particularly high. While the flood levels resulting from the two high waves were different, their limits were the same-namely, Tsushima. The recognition that Tsushima has been the extreme limit in a number of floods caused by typhoons is important, as it allows us to forecast tidal limits by geomorphological survey. From this perspective, the author studied the plain along the Ariake Sea in Kyushu. 2. Application to the Ariake Sea Lowland At the request of the Coast and River Division of the Ministry of Construction, the author has estimated the potential extent of flooding from high waves in the Ariake Sea Lowland.
Applied Geomorphology for Mitigation of Natural Hazards by Masahiko Oya (auth.)