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The Burmese–Andaman Arc System (BAAS) and the West Sunda Arc (WSA) in NE Indian Ocean are well known for their high seismic hazard and tsunami potentiality. Seismicity is caused by eastward subduction of the Indian plate to intermediate focal depths below the BAAS, but the penetration depth goes...
The Nile Delta covers only 2% of Egypt's area but hosts 41% of the country's population and comprises 63% of its agricultural land. Analysis of digital elevation models revealed that 18.1% of the delta lies below the mean sea level, 12.7% has an elevation between 0 and 1 m, and 13.1% lies...
Slope failure is a recurrent phenomenon in hilly regions. It is hazardous because of the accompanying rapid mass movement of soil and rock mass. To alleviate the damage caused by landslide, slope-stability analyses and stabilization techniques require in-depth understanding and appraisal of the...
The climate change of the 20th century has had a pronounced effect on glacier environments of the Himalayas. The formation of moraine dammed glacial lakes and outburst floods from such lakes are a major concern in countries such as Bhutan, Tibet (China), India, Nepal and Pakistan. The hazardous...
In the last decade, modelling hurricanes in potentially affected areas using geographical information systems (GIS) and geospatial cyberinfrastracture (GCI) has become a major topic of research. Despite some basic approaches, some unsolved questions are still under discussion. The disastrous...
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