Tag Archives: disaster

Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices

Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices, Infrastructure Asset Management, and Disasters Impacts. Continue reading Anniversary Post: Geospatial Students’ Projects on Sustainability Practices

A Software Entrepreneur’s Contributions to Volunteer Management and Social Change Innovation

Omar Uddin, Founder and CEO of UVision Consulting, a business technology consultancy, was a part of the team that was honored by President Bush in 2008 for Public Service Awareness Campaign, ThankYouOcean.org in partnership with NOAA, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the State of California. Continue reading A Software Entrepreneur’s Contributions to Volunteer Management and Social Change Innovation

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.

Japanese 2011 Earthquake Anniversary: ‘Nightmare’ Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Japanese 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Anniversary:  An eye account of tsunami nightmare and a review of Japan’s readiness for a nuclear disaster.
Survivor of Rikuzentakata recalls ‘nightmare’ tsunami. Video uploaded by telegraphtv on Mar 2, 2012 (Video by Glen Milner). Continue reading Japanese 2011 Earthquake Anniversary: ‘Nightmare’ Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Massive volcanoes, meteorite impacts delivered one-two death punch to dinosaurs

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.

This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. 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.

This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. 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.

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

USAID Transportation Management Project – Tsunami Simulation for Karachi Port Area, Pakistan Using Geospatial Analysis

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