Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Session information


Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-GG Geography

[H-GG12] 2015 September heavy rainfall disaster in Kanto and Tohoku area, Japan

Mon. May 23, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 301B (3F)

Convener:*Hiroshi, P. Sato(College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University), Chair:Hiroshi, P. Sato(College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University), Hiroshi Shimazu(Department of Geography, Faculty of Geo-Environmental Science, Rissho University)

Heavy rainfall on 9-11 September, 2015 gave flood and slope failures that also caused human damages, houses inundated or broken, agricultural damages and so on in Ibaraki, Tochigi, Fukushima and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. To consider the disaster with many damages from many-sided view, it is desired to share the results of analyses and comprehensions about characteristics and condition of the disaster, not only from natural scientific approaches such as meteorology, geology, geomorphology, hydrology but also from social sciences and humanities such as regional history, society, taking measures by administrations. Presentations are needed to arrange various knowledge or contribute future countermeasures against heavy rainfall disaster, such as the studies considering how natural phenomena occurred with heavy rainfall disasters, why the disaster occurred in the areas, whether various predictions were matched with the occurred disaster conditions, how effects the disaster gave on modern regional society, what profitable lessons as future disaster prevention and countermeasures at natural disaster strikes.