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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2010 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 10-19
Jianrong Fan , 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
Wen Zhang , Sichuan Forest Inventory and Planning Institution
Peng Cui , Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Genwei Cheng , Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jim X. Chen , Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ABSTRACT
<p>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.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Wenchuan earthquake, multiplatform remote sensing, secondary disaster, farmlands, forests, barrier lakes, Wenchuan county, Sichuan
CITATION
Jianrong Fan, Bingwei Tian, Dong Yan, Wen Zhang, Peng Cui, Genwei Cheng, Jim X. Chen, "Rapid Assessment of Secondary Disasters Induced by the Wenchuan Earthquake", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 10-19, January/February 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.16
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