Technical Report: Cyclone Amphan

O'Connor, Jack, Eberle, Caitlyn, Newsom, Amy and Sebesvari, Zita (2021). Technical Report: Cyclone Amphan. Interconnected Disaster Risks 2020/2021. United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

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    Author O'Connor, Jack
    Eberle, Caitlyn
    Newsom, Amy
    Sebesvari, Zita
    Title Technical Report: Cyclone Amphan
    Series Title Interconnected Disaster Risks 2020/2021
    Publication Date 2021-09-08
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Pages 35
    Language eng
    Abstract Super Cyclone Amphan is a lesson on the compounding effects that hazards, particularly novel (e.g. a global pandemic) or extreme (e.g. a super cyclone), can have when they co-occur, a scenario that is increasingly likely as the number of disasters per year continues to rise. The Sundarbans is a delta region characterized by one of the largest mangrove forests in the world that supports rich biodiversity, acts as a shelter belt from extreme weather and provides the livelihoods of millions of people, almost 50 per cent of whom are living under the poverty line. As an area that is struck by ever-intensifying storms and floods, and a combination of rising sea levels with damming of upstream rivers causing an increasingly eroded and saline coastline, the region’s natural coastal defenses had already been weakened before Amphan hit. This technical background report for the 2020/2021 edition of the Interconnected Disaster Risks report analyses the root causes, drivers, impacts and potential solutions for Cyclone Amphan through a forensic analysis of academic literature, media articles and expert interviews.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.53324/ORCM4524
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