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Rapid Assessment of Secondary Disasters Induced by the Wenchuan Earthquake

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7 Author(s)
Jianrong Fan ; Inst. of Mountain Hazards & Environ., Chinese Acad. of Sci., Chengdu, China ; Chen, J.X. ; Bingwei Tian ; Dong Yan
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The Wenchuan earthquake of 12 May 2008 produced numerous secondary mountain disasters, including the formation of dangerous barrier lakes resulting from blocked river channels. By exploiting real-time, multiplatform remote sensing imagery data, researchers located these barrier lakes, acquired their distribution information, and assessed the threats to inform mitigation efforts and help prevent potentially disastrous consequences.

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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan.-Feb. 2010

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