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The International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR)

The International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) The article traces the development of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). Tables are provided to indicate the loss and damage caused by different types of natural disasters. Natural hazards have also been classified by their periods of onset. Evidence is summarized to indicate that some disasters, such as, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes send out precursor signals before actual occurrence. Close monitoring of sensitive seismic zones is, therefore, necessary. The concluding part of the article considers the use of (i) Doppler radar, (ii) Sideways-Looking Radar and a (iii) Scatterometer for monitoring natural hazards. Finally, a brief discussion is presented on the use of computers for disaster prediction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png IETE Journal of Education Taylor & Francis

The International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR)

IETE Journal of Education , Volume 32 (2): 6 – Apr 1, 1991

The International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR)

IETE Journal of Education , Volume 32 (2): 6 – Apr 1, 1991

Abstract

The article traces the development of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). Tables are provided to indicate the loss and damage caused by different types of natural disasters. Natural hazards have also been classified by their periods of onset. Evidence is summarized to indicate that some disasters, such as, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes send out precursor signals before actual occurrence. Close monitoring of sensitive seismic zones is, therefore, necessary. The concluding part of the article considers the use of (i) Doppler radar, (ii) Sideways-Looking Radar and a (iii) Scatterometer for monitoring natural hazards. Finally, a brief discussion is presented on the use of computers for disaster prediction.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 1991 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
0974-7338
DOI
10.1080/09747338.1991.11436321
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Abstract

The article traces the development of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). Tables are provided to indicate the loss and damage caused by different types of natural disasters. Natural hazards have also been classified by their periods of onset. Evidence is summarized to indicate that some disasters, such as, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes send out precursor signals before actual occurrence. Close monitoring of sensitive seismic zones is, therefore, necessary. The concluding part of the article considers the use of (i) Doppler radar, (ii) Sideways-Looking Radar and a (iii) Scatterometer for monitoring natural hazards. Finally, a brief discussion is presented on the use of computers for disaster prediction.

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IETE Journal of EducationTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 1, 1991

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