Natural Disaster Science and Mitigation Engineering: DPRI reports


Because of the urban habitat concentration and strong linkage to infrastructures that support the modern urban lifestyle, natural disasters such as floods, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanoes always create new areas of severe damages whenever they occur. Japan is a “disaster country” of sorts: we have to survive many different kinds of natural disasters and therefore we have accumulated a substantial knowledge base for natural disaster phenomenology and mitigation technology. This series of books on natural disaster sciences and their mitigation technologies presents recent advances in natural disaster sciences and mitigation technologies for all aspects of natural disasters developed in Japan to share them with the international community. The areas that we cover in this series include 1. Earthquake Risk 2. Strong Motions and Damage Prediction of Urban Structures 3. Volcanic Eruption 4. Ground Failures 5. Climate and Water Disasters 6. Fire and Environmental Disasters 7. Disaster Management and Mitigation