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Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Shruti
Kanga
Gowhar
Meraj
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Muhammed
Naseef PV
Majid
Farooq
Asif
Marazi
Netrananda
Sahu

Planning for a sustainable future involves understanding the past and present problems
associated with urban centers. Rapid urbanization has caused significant adverse impacts on the
environment and natural resources. In cities, one such impact is the unsettling urban growth, resulting
in the urban heat island (UHI) effect, which causes...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Climate

Regional droughts are increasing in frequency and climate change projections indicate an exacerbation in the occurrence of regional droughts in the future. Droughts are complex hydrometeorological events, and the complexity of cause-and-effect relationships across administrative and political borders can make drought management a challenge. While...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Letters
Author:
Ronald
Estoque
Karina
Winkler
Valerio
Avitabile
Soe
Myint
Yan
Gao
Makoto
Ooba
Yuji
Murayama
Rodel
Lasco

Forest ecosystems play an indispensable role in addressing various pressing sustainability and social-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. However, global forest loss has been, and still is today, an important issue. Here, based on spatially explicit data, we show that over the past 60 years (1960–2019), the global...

Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Liang
Zhou
Lei
Ma
Ziyun
Yan
Feixue
Li
Manchun
Li

Accurate urban morphology provided by Local Climate Zones (LCZ), a universal surface classification scheme, offers opportunities for studies of urban heat risk, urban ventilation, and transport planning. In recent years, researchers have attempted to generate LCZ maps worldwide with the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT). However...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Management
Author:
Ronald
Estoque
Yan
Gao
Toshiya
Matsuura
Takeshi
Toma
Yasumata
Hirata
Rodel
Lasco

Forest ecosystems play an indispensable role in addressing various pressing sustainability and social-ecological challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem services deterioration, hence the monitoring of the world's forests is crucial. As part of the global forest assessment workflow, a forest is generally classified and...

Book Chapter
In The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GAR 2022)
Author:
T. Goto, H. Sakai, A. Dewi, S. Jayasinghe, S. Basnayake, R.D. Kartiko, N.M.S.I. Arambepola

[Please refer to Page 74 in GAR2022 where this work is cited. The full paper will be online soon at the same website as GAR2022]

The rapidly changing socio-economic landscape of the Southeast Asian countries is an important driver for systemic risks such as climate change and hydro-geological disasters.  Global processes such as the SFDRR, the...

Book Chapter
In SCOPING STUDY ON COMPOUND, CASCADING AND SYSTEMIC RISKS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC 2021
Author:
Vishnu Prasad
Pandey
Anil
Pohkrel
Rajendra
Sharma
Sanjaya
Giri
Nagendra
Kayastha

The ‘Scoping study on compound, cascading and systemic risks in the Asia-Pacific’, undertaken by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and Asia Pacific Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (AP-STAG), presents an important opportunity to explore the challenges and potential associated with better understanding and managing...

Book Chapter
In Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
D.
Suhardiman
O.
Keovilignavong
C.
Clément
J.
Vinckevleugel
S.M.
Bohsung
K.
Xiong
L.
Valee
M.
Viossanges
S.
Douangsavanh
T.
Sotoukee
K.G.
Villholth
K.
Vongsathiane

Groundwater offers smallholder farmers in the lowlands of Lao PDR opportunities to diversify cropping beyond wet season paddy and thus enhance their livelihoods while reducing climate risks. This chapter focuses on evaluating existing and specifically developed groundwater irrigation options on the Vientiane Plain, and framing the findings around...

Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Dongmei
Chen
Darren
Pouliot

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are one of the most creative advances in Deep Learning (DL) in recent years. The Remote Sensing (RS) community has adopted GANs quickly, and reported successful use in a wide variety of applications. Given a sharp increase in research on GANs in the field of RS, there is a need for an in-depth review of the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Aparna
Bera
Gowhar
Meraj
Shruti
Kanga
Majid
Farooq
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Netrananda
Sahu

Inhabitants of low-lying islands face increased threats due to climate change as a result of
their higher exposure and lesser adaptive capacity. Sagar Island, the largest inhabited estuarine island
of Sundarbans, is experiencing severe coastal erosion, frequent cyclones, flooding, storm
surges, and breaching of embankments, resulting in land...