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dc.contributor.authorChen, Yi-Ruen_US
dc.contributor.authorYeh, Chao-Hsienen_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, Bofuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:04:05Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:04:05Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-30T03:41:29Z
dc.identifier.issn0921030Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11069-011-9831-7en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43956
dc.description.abstractFlooding is one of the major natural hazards in Taiwan, and most of the lowlying areas in Taiwan are flood-prone areas. In order to minimize loss of life and economic losses, a detailed and comprehensive decision-making tool is necessary for both flood control planning and emergency service operations. The objectives of this research were (i) to develop a hierarchical structure through the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to provide preferred options for flood risk analysis, (ii) to map the relative flood risk using the geographic information system (GIS), and (iii) to integrate these two methodologies and apply them to one urban and one semi-rural area in central Taiwan. Fushin Township and the floodplain of Fazih River (1 km on either side of the channel) in Taichung City were selected for this study. In this paper, the flood risk is defined as the relative flood risk due to broken dikes or the failure of stormwater drainage systems. Seven factors were considered in relation to the failure of stormwater drainage, and five to that of broken dikes. Following well-defined procedures, flood maps were drawn based on the data collected from expert responses to a questionnaire, the field survey, satellite images, and documents from flood management agencies. The relative values of flood risk are presented using a 200-m grid for the two study areas. It is concluded that integration of AHP and GIS in flood risk assessment can provide useful detailed information for flood risk management, and the method can be easily applied to most areas in Taiwan where required data sets are readily available.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1261en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1276en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNatural Hazardsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume59en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040699en_US
dc.titleIntegrated application of the analytic hierarchy process and the geographic information system for flood risk assessment and flood plain management in Taiwanen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Natural Hazards, Vol. 59(3), pp. 1261-1276, 2011. Natural Hazards is available online at: http://www.springerlink.com/ with the open URL of your article.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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