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Analysis of Geospatial and Temporal Distribution of Storms as a Natural Disaster
Analysis of Geospatial and Temporal Distribution of Storms as a Natural Disaster

Author(s): Vladimir M. Cvetković, Dragan Stojković
Subject(s): Applied Geography, Security and defense
Published by: Факултет за безбедност - Скопје
Keywords: security; emergency situations; natural disasters; statistical analysis; storms

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the research - the research has been undertaken in order to determine the geospatial and temporal distribution of the number and consequences of storms in the global geospace in the period from 1900 till 2013. Design/methodology/approach - The paper applied statistical methods. In addition, a statistical study was conducted by taking the raw data of all natural disasters (25,552) in mind, Excel "file from the international database on disasters (CRED) in Brussels, after which they were analyzed in the same program for statistical analysis of data SPSS. Inventions - Statistical analysis of the results clearly indicate that the number of storms on the rise, as well as the severity of their consequences. Research limitations - it cannot be said that an international database on natural disasters included absolutely everything that happens in the world, given that it was created thanks to the submitted national reports on natural disasters in the period from 1900 till 2013. So the question that arises is whether the most underdeveloped countries submitted their reports. Practical implications - bearing in mind the increasing trend in the number and severity of natural disasters in the world's geographic space, the results are a good argument to launch a serious reform of the system of protection and rescue against natural disasters in countries around the world. Social implications - Results of research impact on raising awareness among citizens on the severity of the consequences of meteorological disasters on people, the environment and their property. Original value - in local Serbian literature there are no scientific papers on this approach analyzing storms. These results are original, bearing in mind the scientific method used to analyze the data obtained from the Center for research of disaster in Brussels.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 59-69
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English