Effects of climate change on geo-disasters in coastal zones and their adaptation

K. Yasuhara, Hideo Komine, S. Murakami, G. Chen, Y. Mitani, D. M. Duc

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Abstract

Results of recent investigations suggest that climate change tends to exacerbate geo-disasters. Therefore, it is understood clearly that adaptation to climate change has rapidly become the most important and urgent issue for the future existence of human beings on Earth. These inferences form the background of this research. In comparison to those examining water disasters, few studies have examined climate-change-induced geo-disasters. This study aims at upgrading the methodology for estimating effects on geo-disasters of combined events, e.g., global warming with increased typhoon and rainfall severity or occurrence of great earthquakes. Such a methodology is expected to contribute to progress in the fields of natural disaster mitigation and land preservation, particularly near seacoasts and rivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-34
Number of pages11
JournalGeotextiles and Geomembranes
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Compound disaster
  • Global warming
  • Great earthquake
  • Torrential rainfall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Materials Science(all)

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