This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
Rapid Assessment of Secondary Disasters Induced by the Wenchuan Earthquake
January/February 2010 (vol. 12 no. 1)
pp. 10-19
Jianrong Fan, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jim X. Chen, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Bingwei Tian, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dong Yan, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Genwei Cheng, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Peng Cui, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wen Zhang, Sichuan Forest Inventory and Planning Institution

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.

1. J. Fan et al., "Investigation on Damming Object Induced by the Earthquake of Wenchuan on May 12 Based on Multi-platform Remote sensing," J. Mountain Science, vol. 26, no. 3, 2008, pp. 257–262 (in Chinese).
2. Y. Zhao, Principle and Methods of Remote sensing Application Analysis, Science Press, 2003 (in Chinese).
3. H. Jia and X. Liu, The Principle of Environment Remote sensing and Its Applications, Tsinghua Univ. Press, 2006 (in Chinese).
4. P. Cui et al., "Mountain Disasters Induced by the Earthquake of May 12 in Wenchuan and the Disasters Mitigation," J. Mountain Science, vol. 26, no. 3, 2008, pp. 280–282 (in Chinese).
5. W. Zhang et al., "The Application Of CBERS Data to Rapid Assessment of Forest Resources in Wenchuan Earthquake Region," J. Mountain Science, vol. 26, no. 6, 2008, pp. 748–754 (in Chinese).

Index Terms:
Wenchuan earthquake, multiplatform remote sensing, secondary disaster, farmlands, forests, barrier lakes, Wenchuan county, Sichuan
Citation:
Jianrong Fan, Jim X. Chen, Bingwei Tian, Dong Yan, Genwei Cheng, Peng Cui, Wen Zhang, "Rapid Assessment of Secondary Disasters Induced by the Wenchuan Earthquake," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 10-19, Jan.-Feb. 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.16
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.