early warning system Books

  • Heads Up! Early Warning Systems for Climate, Water and Weather-related Hazards

    The forces of nature can have deadly and damaging consequences for societies and ecosystems that stand in their path. Early warning systems offer one of the best defenses against the adverse effects of climate, water, weather and geologic hazards, although far too often this realization is made after disaster strikes.Heads Up! provides a useful ...

  • Earthquake Early Warning Systems

    Seismic early warning is being recognized as a methodology which offers the biggest potential for real time seismic risk mitigation, particularly in towns and industrial areas. In order to be effectively applied it requires close cooperation between seismologists, communication experts and seismic engineers. The added value of this book is to ...

  • Famine Early Warning Systems and Remote Sensing Data

    This book describes the interdisciplinary work of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) and its influence on methodological and development policies in the US. FEWS NET operational needs have driven science in biophysical remote sensing applications through its ...

  • Under the Weather: Climate, Ecosystems, and Infectious Disease

    Since the dawn of medical science, people have recognized connections between a change in the weather and the appearance of epidemic disease. With today's technology, some hope that it will be possible to build models for predicting the emergence and spread of many infectious diseases based on climate and weather forecasts. However, separating the ...

  • Handbook for defining and setting up a Food Security Information and Early Warning System (FSIEWS) (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Policy and Economic Development SeriesThe World Food Summit, held in Rome in November 1996, recognized the urgency of improving the information available to governments, their international partners and all members of civil society in every country, in order to guide their actions against food insecurity and to make them ...

  • Perspectives in Modern Seismology

    Introduction.- Earthquake Early Warning Systems.- A Combined Geophysical/Engineering Approach of the Seismic Safety of Long-Span Bridges.- Earthquake Modelling in the Dead Sea Basin.- Nonlinear Seismology - The Seismology of the XXI Century.- Structure of the Upper Mantle beneath Northern Eurasia Derived from Russian Deep-Seismic PNE Profiles.- ...

  • Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change

    The book is about climate change and tropical cyclones, with an emphasis on the Indian Ocean. It highlights a probability of major changes in tropical cyclone activity across the various ocean basins. The Indian Ocean including the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal are of particular concern because of the high population density along their ...

  • GEMS Environment Library No. 09: Glaciers and the Environment

    The aim of this publication is to make the knowledge we have gained about glaciers more widely known, and to emphasize the need to develop this knowledge. Glaciology holds one of the keys to our past. It may also hold many to our future.It is difficult to believe in these times of global warming and recurrent drought that the Earth is essentially ...

  • Phenological Research

    As climate change continues to dominate the international environmental agenda, phenology – the study of the timing of recurring biological events – has received increasing research attention, leading to an emerging consensus that phenology can be viewed as an ‘early warning system’ for climate change impact.A multidisciplinary science involving ...

  • Flood Risk: The Holistic Perspective

    According to the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), over the last seventy years, floods have shown the fastest rate of increase relative to any other type of disasters. Devastation due to these events occurs almost daily. Even though our technological capabilities for dealing with floods have advanced rapidly over the same period, and while ...

  • Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine (RADAR)

    Globally, the number of natural disasters, the number of people affected and the impact of disaster are increasing. FAO assists countries in reducing disaster-related risks by providing early warnings of food production emergencies and helping to restore food production systems in disaster-affected areas. The urgency of emergency situations, ...

  • Advances in Water Monitoring Research

    This book presents current issues in water monitoring science, policy, information transfer, research, and advances in technology. Basic concepts discussed in the book include protocols and techniques of ecological restoration and confidence in the restoration process, using sound science in water quality monitoring, and relationship between ...

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