After one month Bangkok is still flooded many places like the inundated campus of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as reported on November 21, 2011.
The following video is available at AIT web site: Continue reading Bangkok Floods: Story of Inundated AIT Campus
Innovative flood mapping simulation and visualization using geospatial technologies.
Modeling of 3D built infrastructure and terrain can improve flood modeling simulation for more accurate assessment of flood impacts compared to traditional 2D type GIS mapping. See the following examples. Continue reading Innovative Flood Mapping and Visualization Technologies
The panel reinforces conclusions that human-driven global warming is intensifying heat waves and heavy rains now, with much more in the offing. Continue reading Climate Panel Charts Extreme Weather in a Warming World
A cosmic one-two punch of colossal volcanic eruptions and meteorite strikes likely caused the mass-extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period that is famous for killing the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, according to two reports that reject the prevailing theory that the extinction was caused by a single large meteorite.
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. Nov 17, 2011
Supervolcanoes: Not a threat for 2012
The geological record holds clues that throughout Earth's 4.5-billion-year lifetime massive supervolcanoes, far larger than Mount St. Helens or Mount Pinatubo, have erupted. However, despite the claims of those who fear 2012, there's no evidence that such a supereruption is imminent.
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November 15, 2011
Dr. Uddin's note
: This new theory (colossal volcanic eruptions and meteorite strikes) is more believable because other research suggests that supervolcanoes erupted with catastrophic destruction even hundreds and thousands years ago and their ash clouds blocked sunlight for long periods causing drastic climate changes.
Geospatial Assessment of Flood Disaster Impacts and Mitigation Planning – Superfloods in Pakistan Threatening Agricultural Communities and Biodiversity:
This geospatial study was conducted as a continuation of the Geographical Information System (GIS) applications that Dr. Uddin has been developing for the Pakistan transportation project which was funded on the US-side by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)/ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2007-2010. Continue reading CASE STUDY: NAS/USAID Geospatial Assessment Study for Floods in Pakistan Threatening Agricultural Communities and Biodiversity
Tsunami Simulation for Karachi Port Area and Disaster Impact Assessment Using Geospatial Analysis and GIS Mapping, Pakistan-USAID Transportation Management Project.
This coastal disaster simulation study was conducted as a part of the transportation management project for the megacity of Karachi, Pakistan which was funded on the US-side by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)/ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2007-2010. Continue reading USAID Transportation Management Project – Tsunami Simulation for Karachi Port Area, Pakistan Using Geospatial Analysis
Flood knows no limits – Cities in the Middle Eastern Desert Regions are not spared from flood disasters. Continue reading Flooding of the Built Environment in the Middle Eastern Desert Regions: Guest Post 18