Natural Hazards and Environment Articles

Natural Hazards & Environment Department Outline - (Article)

MIL provides advanced environmental and hazards mapping and modelling services, using one of the largest GIS datasets in Jamaica. Whether for pure environmental or hazards research, or wider...

30 Year Mean Annual Rainfall - (Project)

Click link to see which areas of the island have had the highest average rainfall over the past 30 years. 

The Natural Hazard Simulator - (Project)

The Natural Hazard Simulator is an application that allows users to view hazards that may potentially affect their location in Jamaica, with simulations showing likely damage to landscape or...

Natural Hazards Atlas of Jamaica - (Project)

The authors have creatively and persuasively designed an atlas of Jamaica focusing on the four principal natural hazards of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and landslides in order to increase...

Caribbean Coastal Scenarios, Jamaica - (Project)

Mona Geoinformatics Institute in collaboaration with the Environmental Management Unit, created land-use projection scenarios in keeping with the scenarios developed under the Caribbean Coastal...

1Map-Natural Hazards Mapping - (Project)

1Map is the name of a framework customized by MGI that enables the efficient creation of Web-based maps. Its user interface components are derived from the Google Maps APIs (Application...

Capacity Building for Natural Mitigation in the Caribbean (Regional Landslide Model) - (Project)

In 2007 the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) in association with the Mona GeoInformatics Institute, the Unit for Disaster Studies (UDS) and Dept. of Geography and Geology, UWI, launched a...

Review of Landslide Problem and Recommendations - (Project)

"A landslide, caused by heavy rains lashing the island since Tuesday, yesterday destroyed a two-room house in Mud Town, near Gordon Town in St.Andrew, killing a 25-year woman, identified as Laura...

Debris Flows Impact on Jamaica - (Project)

The same high rainfall rates that sustain tropical rainforest vegetation can often serve as the triggering mechanism for debris flows. Debris flows are triggered by transient increases in water...

Flood Rains of 21-22 May, 1991 - (Project)

The flood rains of May 1991 produced between 20-38cm of rainfall related to an area of low pressure. It caused approximately US$25 million in damage, mostly to water sector due to the blocking of...

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