Geo-hazard map of cover-collapse sinkholes in the Kinta Valley, Perak Malaysia

Alkouri, Omar and Omar, Husaini (2007) Geo-hazard map of cover-collapse sinkholes in the Kinta Valley, Perak Malaysia. In: The 6th Asian Regional Conference on Geohazards in Engineering Geology, 16-19 Oct. 2007, Hoam Convention Center, Seoul, Korea. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Sinkholes have a negative effect on urban development, Intense development witin the Kinta Valley, however, has resulted in geo-hazard occurences, Geo-hazards have become a threat to humans in addition to their negative impact on the socio-economic dimension, particularly, in Kinta valley Karst have been deteriorating by dramatic changes occured in past and continues in the future due to close relationship between the fast rate of lateral urbanization expansion and extensive dimensional retreating by surface mining and quarrying activities. Consequently, many environmental problems occured, especially conserning geo-hazards (Sinkholes, rock fall) along with technological advances in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This has given rise to increased efforts by researchers, engineers, and planners to better understand the spatial distribution of karst features that characterize these regions. GIS applications enable researchers to objectively identify the condition that trigger karst hazards and develops spatial database. However, karst formations develop in very specific ways that are influenced by the unique local conditions of the area.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keyword:Geo-hazard map; Sinkholes; Karst; GIS; Remote sensing
Subject:Sinkholes
Subject:Karst
Subject:Geographic information systems
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
ID Code:12498
Deposited By: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Deposited On:25 May 2011 02:30
Last Modified:18 Nov 2014 03:33

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