Geographical Information Systems in Assessing Natural Hazards

  • Alberto Carrara
  • Fausto Guzzetti

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mark T. J. Terlien, Cees J. Van Westen, Theo W. J. van Asch
    Pages 57-77
  3. Robert K. Mark, Stephen D. Ellen
    Pages 93-106
  4. Chang-Jo F. Chung, Andrea G. Fabbri, Cees J. Van Westen
    Pages 107-133
  5. Alberto Carrara, Mauro Cardinali, Fausto Guzzetti, Paola Reichenbach
    Pages 135-175
  6. David Consuegra, Florent Joerin, Francesco Vitalini
    Pages 177-198
  7. Angelo Cavallin, Bruno Floris, Paolo Cerutti
    Pages 259-272
  8. A. Hansen, C. A. M. Franks, P. A. Kirk, A. J. Brimicombe, Fung Tung
    Pages 273-298
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 343-355

About this book


The 16 contributions to Geographical Information Systems in Assessing Natural Hazards report on GIS investigations into landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and groundwater pollution hazards. Current methods for predicting extreme events are critically discussed, the emphasis being on the intrinsic complexity of this type of operation, requiring many spatial data, long historical records and sound models of the physical processes involved. Within this context, the potentials and limitations of GIS are addressed in terms of data acquisition, spatial data structures and modelling for simulation of the causal phenomena.
Geographic Information Systems in Assessing Natural Hazards will help investigators in both public and private institutions to evaluate the actual effectiveness of GIS in coping with natural disasters, and to develop new strategies for projects aimed at the assessment and mitigation of the effects of such catastrophic events.


Earthquake Natural disaster Water pollution groundwater hazard information pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Carrara
    • 1
  • Fausto Guzzetti
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research CouncilCenter of Study on Man-Computer InteractionBolognaItaly
  2. 2.National Research CouncilInstitute of Research for Hydrogeological ProtectionPerugiaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4561-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8404-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
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