Heavy Rainfall-induced Disaster-mitigation System for Railways Based on Precipitation Forecast Data

A system to mitigate disasters due to localized heavy rain has been newly developed to improve railway operational safety. The developed system contains five components: (1) downloading of precipitation forecast data taking into consideration weather radar data, (2) runoff and inundation analysis, (3) large-scale landslide analysis, (4) train operation analysis to prevent trains from approaching inundated areas or areas affected by large-scale landslides, and (5) output mapping using a GIS. This system provides the railway engineers with a time-dependent hazard map and train operating information ahead of a disaster, and enables them to make a decision on when and where they should stop and resume train operations.


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  • Accession Number: 01708787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: May 25 2019 3:22PM