Estimating hurricane hazards using a GIS system

6Citations
Citations of this article
30Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> This paper develops a GIS-based integrated approach to the Multi-Hazard model method, with reference to hurricanes. This approach has three components: data integration, hazard assessment and score calculation to estimate elements at risk such as affected area and affected population. First, spatial data integration issues within a GIS environment, such as geographical scales and data models, are addressed. Particularly, the integration of physical parameters and population data is achieved linking remotely sensed data with a high resolution population distribution in GIS. In order to assess the number of affected people, involving heterogeneous data sources, the selection of spatial analysis units is basic. Second, specific multi-hazard tasks, such as hazard behaviour simulation and elements at risk assessment, are composed in order to understand complex hazard and provide support for decision making. Finally, the paper concludes that the integrated approach herein presented can be used to assist emergency management of hurricane consequences, in theory and in practice.</p>

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Taramelli, A., Melelli, L., Pasqui, M., & Sorichetta, A. (2008). Estimating hurricane hazards using a GIS system. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 8(4), 839–854. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-8-839-2008

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free