Essays about: "earthquake"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 113 essays containing the word earthquake.

  1. 1. Investigation Of Source Parameters Of Earthquakes In Northern Sweden

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Geofysik

    Author : María González-Caneda; [2019]
    Keywords : spectral analysis; earthquake source observations; ω-2 source model; moment magnitude; local magnitude; Northern Sweden seismicity.;

    Abstract : By studying the frequency domain of seismic signals generated by earthquakes, the source parameters can be recovered, i.e., the seismic moment (M0) and the stress drop (Δσ). READ MORE

  2. 2. When Traditional Power Structures are Trembling : A qualitative analysis of aid agencies focus on gender roles and contribution to potential changes in those following the earthquakes in Nepal 2015.

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Elina Hedman; [2019]
    Keywords : Disaster; gender; women; vulnerability; humanitarian aid; earthquake; Nepal; empowerment; window of opportunity; double disaster; qualitative content analysis.;

    Abstract : This thesis examines how and to what extent humanitarian aid organizations strategically focus on gender roles following disasters, and how they contribute to potential changes in gender roles. The case selected for the study is Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes where the reports of four international humanitarian aid organizations were examined through a qualitative content analysis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Where’s Waddan? Missing Maps and cross-cultural voluntary engagement in ICT4D initiatives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Joanna Keenan; [2019]
    Keywords : Communications; Development; ICT4D; Volunteering; Slacktivism; crowdsourcing; data; humanitarian; mapping;

    Abstract : In the wake of the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, crowdsourced humanitarian mapping has taken off, and today is considered an essential tool by many humanitarian agencies providing assistance in disaster-affected and under-resourced countries and contexts. But what happens when there is no information on a map to help agencies decide how to respond? If they cannot find roads to take to get there? If they do not know how many houses are in a village? What if the map is – missing? In response to this all-too-common problem, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), American Red Cross, British Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) created and launched Missing Maps in 2014. READ MORE

  4. 4. Wēijī : When Wounds Become Opportunities

    University essay from KTH/Arkitektur

    Author : Federico Sforzi; [2018]
    Keywords : Earthquake; Catastrophe; Reconstruction; Historical Centre; Amatrice;

    Abstract : Amatrice is the subject of the project. The small Italian village located in the Apennines, 150 km north from Rome, lived the 24th August 2016 one of the most terrible moment in its entire history: a dreadful earthquake of magnitude 6. READ MORE

  5. 5. Missing out on childhood - the impact of natural disasters on Haitian children's rights

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Andra-Iustina Covaciu; [2018]
    Keywords : children s rights; natural disasters; vulnerability; state capacity; prevention; international national legislation; causes and measures; institutional duties;

    Abstract : Children’s rights are human rights, regardless their vulnerability and dependence on adults. However, the situation of children’s rights in Haiti has always been delicate and it became even more fragile in the aftermath of the 2010 Earthquake and the 2016 Hurricane Matthew. READ MORE