Category Archives: Flooding/Hurricane/Tornado

Bangkok 2011 Flood Damage Assessment Using 1-m Satellite Imagery: AIT Campus Infrastructure Assets

Bangkok 2011 Flood Damage Assessment Using Pre-flood and Post-flood 1-m Satellite Imagery Scenes: Imagery-based Inventory Map of AIT Campus Infrastructure Assets, Post-flood Geospatial Mapping, and Flood Defense Strategy. Continue reading Bangkok 2011 Flood Damage Assessment Using 1-m Satellite Imagery: AIT Campus Infrastructure Assets

Katrina changed everything: New software predicts how flood water will spread

All over the country, millions of Americans still live behind dams or levees, and if these were to fail and unleash catastrophic flooding, as some did in New Orleans in 2005, property and life might once again pay the price. Now there is some remarkable software to help swiftly predict how the water will spread. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster NewsView original post. April 18, 2012. Dr. Uddin's note: University of Mississippi NCCHE's Dr. Mustafa Altinakr and colleagues are the developers of the flood mapping software featured in this DHS story.

2012 Outbreak of Deadly Tornadoes Responsible for 37 Deaths in Midwest and South of The U.S.

2012 Outbreak of Deadly Tornadoes Responsible for 37 Deaths in Midwest and South of The U.S. and Complete Destruction of Some Towns. These violent storms swept through on March 2-4. As of Monday March 5 the number of deaths rose to 39. Continue reading 2012 Outbreak of Deadly Tornadoes Responsible for 37 Deaths in Midwest and South of The U.S.

Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake in Japan

Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake Hits Tokyo and Eastern Japan on 31 December 2011; Debris from Japan’s 2011 Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster Scatters in the Pacific Ocean, Possibly Heading to U.S. according to NOAA Scientists. Continue reading Natural Hazards/Disasters Raging on: 2011 Ends with Floods in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia; Strong Earthquake in Japan

CASE STUDY: NAS/USAID Geospatial Assessment Study for Floods in Pakistan Threatening Agricultural Communities and Biodiversity

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

Bangkok Sinking, Flood Water Rising, and National Disaster Declared in Thailand

Bangkok Sinking, Torrential Rainfall Covering Vast Land, Flood Water Rising, and Disaster Threatening Communities, Industries, and Educational Institutions In and Around Bangkok, Thailand as of October 21, 2011. National Disaster Declared: Continue reading Bangkok Sinking, Flood Water Rising, and National Disaster Declared in Thailand