Integrated seismic hazard evaluation and disaster management approach for Turkey


Korkmaz K. A.

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, cilt.61, ss.467-476, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12665-009-0358-0
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.467-476

Özet

A significant proportion of the urban areas in Turkey is subject to high seismic risk. An important step for seismic risk mitigation is to define the hazard and damage after an earthquake. This paper proposes an integrated seismic hazard assessment and disaster management processes for Turkey. The proposed methodology utilizes information technologies in its seismic assessment component that provides fast results for assessment. First, image process methodology by using satellite images was implemented in the seismic assessment process for fast evaluation right after an earthquake. Second, the seismic assessment process was integrated with disaster management process. As a result, through integrated seismic hazard evaluation and disaster management procedure, an effective, fast and dependable estimation of loss for Turkey was planned.