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Sociospacial vulnerability related to precipitation and winds in Atibaia - SP

Grant number: 09/04823-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Principal researcher:Lucí Hidalgo Nunes
Grantee:Claudia Maria Pereira da Silva
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The accelerated process of urbanization of the twentieth century contributed to increase the occupation of risk areas, mainly by the low income population. This has increased their vulnerability to problems arising from atmospheric phenomena, especially in urban centers, which widened the socio segregation in several municipalities. This framework is reflected not only in urban centers but also in medium and small cities. This is the case of the urban area of Atibaia-SP, which has been suffering with floodings and strong winds, which motivated this study, that aims to correlate, both qualitatively and quantitatively events that trigger environmental problems (precipitation and wind) and their consequences in urban areas (flooding, floods, power shortages, structural damage etc.). The results will be presented and discussed in terms of their spatial and temporal trends, covering the period 1960 to 2007. It is expected to subsidize governmental actions, especially the Civil Defense of Atibaia.

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SILVA, Claudia Maria Pereira da. Sociospatial vulnerability related to precipitation and winds in Atibaia - SP. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Geociências Campinas, SP.

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