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Remote sensing contributing to assess earthquake risk: from a literature review towards a roadmap

Geiß, Christian and Taubenböck, Hannes (2013) Remote sensing contributing to assess earthquake risk: from a literature review towards a roadmap. Natural Hazards, 68 (1), pp. 7-48. Springer. ISBN DOI 10.1007/s11069-012-0322-2 ISSN 0921-030X

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Remote sensing data and methods are widely deployed in order to contribute to the assessment of numerous components of earthquake risk. While for earthquake hazardrelated investigations, the use of remotely sensed data is an established methodological element with a long research tradition, earthquake vulnerability–centred assessments incorporating remote sensing data are increasing primarily in recent years. This goes along with a changing perspective of the scientific community which considers the assessment of vulnerability and its constituent elements as a pivotal part of a comprehensive risk analysis. Thereby, the availability of new sensors systems enables an appreciable share of remote sensing first. In this manner, a survey of the interdisciplinary conceptual literature dealing with the scientific perception of risk, hazard and vulnerability reveals the demand for a comprehensive description of earthquake hazards as well as an assessment of the present and future conditions of the elements exposed. A review of earthquake-related remote sensing literature, realized both in a qualitative and quantitative manner, shows the already existing and published manifold capabilities of remote sensing contributing to assess earthquake risk. These include earthquake hazard-related analysis such as detection and measurement of lineaments and surface deformations in pre- and post-event applications. Furthermore, pre-event seismic vulnerability–centred assessment of the built and natural environment and damage assessments for post-event applications are presented. Based on the review and the discussion of scientific trends and current research projects, first steps towards a roadmap for remote sensing are drawn, explicitly taking scientific, technical, multi- and transdisciplinary as well as political perspectives into account, which is intended to open possible future research activities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/83423/
Document Type:Article
Title:Remote sensing contributing to assess earthquake risk: from a literature review towards a roadmap
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Geiß, Christianchristian.geiss (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Taubenböck, Hanneshannes.taubenboeck (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2013
Journal or Publication Title:Natural Hazards
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 7-48
ISBN:DOI 10.1007/s11069-012-0322-2
Keywords:Remote sensing, Earthquake, Risk, Hazard, Vulnerability, Literature review, Roadmap
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Zivile Kriseninformation und Georisiken (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Geiß, Christian
Deposited On:17 Jul 2013 08:36
Last Modified:03 Jun 2020 10:52

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