The Adaptation Enhancement For Flood Mitigation Due To Climate Change: A Case Study Of A Watershed After Typhoon Morakot In Taiwan | 2482
Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change
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The typhoon Morakot struck Taiwan during August 8-10, 2009, and the government statistics analyzed that typhoon brought
maximum 3,004mm in three days, and 21 rain stations is over 2,000mm. It claimed 673 casualties, 26 missing persons and
24,950 evacuees are evacuated by the Disaster Prevention and Response Act. The heavy and log period rainfall also triggered many
debris flow and landslides, and the economic loss is 6.2billion USD. The watershed of Kaoping River suffered those huge damages
from the Typhoon Morakot in 2009 and Typhoon Fanapi in 2010. This kind damage is extreme weather, and we think that climate
change will bring huge impacts to nations all over the world.
Professor Harold Y.C. Tan has completed his PhD. from Cornell University and is teaching at National Taiwan University for over 30 years. He is the
Director General of Center for Weather Climate and Disaster Research (WCDR) in the same university.
He has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals and serving as an editorial board for many journals.
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