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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Urban steeplands in the tropics : an environment of accelerated erosion

published at : Urban hazards and risks; consequences of large eruptions and earthquakes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GUPTA A. ; AHMAD R. ;

Abstract

Slope failures and accelerated surface and channel erosion are particularly severe in cities near active plate margins, and in areas affected also by tropical cyclones. The AA. discuss 2 extreme cases : Singapore and Kingston (Jamaica). Singapore is located in a stable environment and the urbanization related problems of flood and slope instability have been reduced by proper building and drainage practices at a considerable cost. In Kingston, the external disturbances are repetitive, large-scale, and very difficult to control. The fast-growing cities in the tropics need to be carefully monitored, especially when located in an unstable physical environment

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 49, no 2 [pp. 143-150]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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