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  1. In the early morning of 20 August 2014, a high-intensity/low-duration rainstorm occurred in Hiroshima City, in southwest Japan. Within 3 h, the rainfall exceeded 200 mm, which is more than twice the monthly-av...

    Authors: Fawu Wang, Ying-Hsin Wu, Hufeng Yang, Yuta Tanida and Atsushi Kamei
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:17
  2. Launched in 2014, Geoenvironmental Disasters was already highly successful in its first year. Besides the appreciation to the authors who contributed their works to the journal, we want to express our sincere ...

    Authors: Fawu Wang
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:16
  3. Typhoon Wipha struck Izu Oshima Island on 16 October 2013, bringing heavy rainfall. It triggered widespread landslides on the western slopes of Izu Oshima Island, and caused significant loss of life and seriou...

    Authors: Hufeng Yang, Fawu Wang and Masakatsu Miyajima
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:15
  4. In the last decades, everal runoff-erosion models have been proposed to estimate soil erosion, which may lead to loss of fertile land and increase sedimentation and pollution in water bodies. Physically-based ...

    Authors: Camilo Allyson Simões de Farias, Ulisses Alencar Bezerra and José Adalberto da Silva Filho
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:14
  5. The blast- and earth-fill dam of the Kambarata 2 hydropower station is situated in the seismically active Central Tien Shan region of the Kyrgyz Republic. More than 70% of the dam volume was produced during a ...

    Authors: Hans-Balder Havenith, Isakbek Torgoev, Almaz Torgoev, Alexander Strom, Yuan Xu and Tomas Fernandez-Steeger
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:11
  6. The impacts of climate change on streamflow in the Wujiang River watershed of Guizhou Province, Southwest China, were investigated by using a monthly distributed hydrological model and the two–parameter climat...

    Authors: Nianxiu Qin, Junneng Wang, Xi Chen, Guishan Yang and Haoyuan Liang
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:10
  7. Database construction for landslide factors (slope, aspect, profile curvature, plan curvature, lithology, land use, distance from lineament & distance from river) and landslide inventory map is an important st...

    Authors: Matebie Meten, Netra PrakashBhandary and Ryuichi Yatabe
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:9
  8. Sikkim Himalaya is under consistent distress due to landslides. Abrupt thrust on infrastructure development in the valley regions of Sikkim Himalaya has led to a need for a prior planning to face landslide haz...

    Authors: Rathinam Anbalagan, Rohan Kumar, Kalamegam Lakshmanan, Sujata Parida and Sasidharan Neethu
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:6
  9. Nepal is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. A high proportion of the national GDP is lost every year in landslides, floods, and many other forms of disasters. A high number of human casualties and loss of...

    Authors: Gangalal Tuladhar, Ryuichi Yatabe, Ranjan Kumar Dahal and Netra Prakash Bhandary
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:5
  10. Extreme climate events leading to tremendous life and property losses, environmental degradation, have recently received increased attention. It is applied to a data set consisting of 116 weather station recor...

    Authors: Nianxiu Qin, Junneng Wang, Guishan Yang, Xi Chen, Haoyuan Liang and Jianbin Zhang
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:4
  11. In recent years, the meteorological extreme events have caused the direct economic losses and human mortality increased significantly. While there has been a paucity of information regarding trends in meteoro...

    Authors: Meihua Wu, Yaning Chen, Huaijun Wang and Guili Sun
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:3
  12. Support vector machine (SVM) modeling is a machine-learning-based method. It involves a training phase with associated input and a predicting phase with target output decision values. In recent years, the meth...

    Authors: Suhua Zhou and Ligang Fang
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:2
  13. On 21 February 2005 the Leuwigajah dumpsite, Bandung (Java, Indonesia) was affected by a large slide after heavy rainfalls. Second deadliest waste slide in history, it buried 71 houses and killed 143 people. A...

    Authors: Franck Lavigne, Patrick Wassmer, Christopher Gomez, Thimoty A Davies, Danang Sri Hadmoko, T Yan W M Iskandarsyah, JC Gaillard, Monique Fort, Pauline Texier, Mathias Boun Heng and Indyo Pratomo
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2014 1:10
  14. The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake triggered many rapid and long runout landslides, which directly caused great loss of property and human lives and were responsible for a large percentage of total damages caused by...

    Authors: Fawu Wang, Ping Sun, Lynn Highland and Qiangong Cheng
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2014 1:1
  15. A large earthquake struck Padang Province, West Sumatra, Indonesia, at 17:16 on September 30, 2009. The earthquake had a moment magnitude of Mw 7.6, and triggered landslides in Tandikat, Padang Pariaman Regenc...

    Authors: Fikri Faris and Wang Fawu
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2014 1:4