Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 2, Issue 3, December 2012, Pages 201 - 208

Risk Assessment of Crops Induced by Flood in the Three Northeastern Provinces of China on Small Space-and-Time Scales

Authors
Sijian Zhao, Qiao Zhang
Corresponding Author
Sijian Zhao
Received 13 August 2012, Accepted 26 September 2012, Available Online 1 November 2012.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2012.2.3.7How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Crop; Flood; Risk; County-level scale; Month-level scale
Abstract
Crop’s risk assessment induced by natural disasters needs to develop in the fine scale. It is required that risk assessment can be performed on county-level space scale and month-based time scale. But with the thinning of space and time scales, disaster samples would decline greatly and severely limit the usage of risk assessment method based on the statistic of samples. Therefore, in this paper, a new method on base of metrological data and crop’s vulnerability models was proposed to assess risk variability among months on county scale. Since the weather stations cannot cover all the counties, the IDW method was used to interpolate the daily rainfall for each county by its nearby 3 stations. Moreover, based on the flood record data, the vulnerability function between crop’s flood-effected area and average daily rainfall in a storm was regressed. Using the information diffusion model of nonparametric kernel density, the probability density function of average daily rainfall in a storm for each month of each county was fitted. Finally, the expected disaster-effected area of crops as risk measure for each month of each county was calculated on the combination of probability function and vulnerability function. Through the case study in three northeastern provinces of China, a serial of risk maps on county-level and month-level scales were produced to be used to recognize the rules of risk variability in space and time.
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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
2 - 3
Pages
201 - 208
Publication Date
2012/11/01
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2012.2.3.7How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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