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Coastal Multi-hazard vulnerability mapping: A case study along the coast of Nellore District, East Coast of India

Mahendra, RS and Mohanty, PC and Srinivasa Kumar, T and Shenoi, SSC and Nayak, SR (2010) Coastal Multi-hazard vulnerability mapping: A case study along the coast of Nellore District, East Coast of India. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 42 (3). pp. 67-76.

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Abstract

The study area coastal zone of Nellore district is experiencing frequent inundation by natural disasters. The current study is focused on generating Multi-hazard vulnerability map using the parameters historical storm surge heights, future sea level, future shoreline and high resolution coastal topography. The area is experiencing the severe coastal erosion up to 7 m/y along some stretches poses a threat. An area totaling 1708.36 sq. km. is found to fall under the multi-hazard zone and the coastal population are under threat due to future storms, erosion, accelerated sea level rise, etc. The image enhancement, interpretation and GIS overlay techniques along with data used here are effective to produce Multi-hazard vulnerability maps. These Maps are become vital tools for the coastal disaster management during an event and to take suitable decision on the future developments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multi-hazard, Vulnerability, Nellore, Shoreline Change, Sea Level, Return Period. - See more at: http://www.aitjournal.com/articleView.aspx?ID=179#sthash.ZGxeZfO8.dpuf
Subjects: Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2013 23:47
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2013 23:47
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/187

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