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Author Narayanan, Anu, author

Title Characterizing national exposures to infrastructure from natural disasters : data and methods documentation / Anu Narayanan, Henry H. Willis, Jordan R. Fischbach, Drake Warren, Edmundo Molina-Perez, Chuck Stelzner, Kathleen Loa, Lauren Kendrick, Paul Sorensen, Tom LaTourrette
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 72 pages) : color maps, color charts
Series Research report ; RR-1453/1-DHS
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-1453/1-DHS
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Climate-adjusted hazards-- Coastal flooding -- Extreme temperature -- Meteorological drought -- Wildfires -- Chapter 3. Hazards without climate adjustment -- Earthquakes -- Hurricane winds -- Ice storms -- Riverine flooding -- Tsunamis -- Tornadoes -- Landslides -- Chapter 4. Infrastructure data collection process -- Chapter 5. Approach to characterizing infrastructure vulnerability to hazards
Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Introduction: 1.1. References -- Chapter 2. Climate-Adjusted Hazards: 2.1. Coastal Flooding: 2.1.1. Data Sources -- 2.1.2. Analysis Methods -- 2.1.3. References -- 2.2. Extreme Temperature: 2.2.1. Data Sources -- 2.2.2. Analysis Methods -- 2.2.3. References -- 2.3. Meteorological Drought: 2.3.1. Data Sources -- 2.3.2. Analysis Methods -- 2.3.3. References -- 2.4. Wildfires: 2.4.1. Data Sources -- 2.4.2. Analysis Methods -- 2.4.3. References -- Chapter 3. Hazards Without Climate Adjustment: 3.1. Earthquakes: 3.1.1. Data Sources -- 3.1.2. Analysis Methods -- 3.1.3. References -- 3.2. Hurricane Winds: 3.2.1. Data Sources -- 3.2.2. Analysis Methods -- 3.2.3. References -- 3.3. Ice Storms: 3.3.1. Data Sources -- 3.3.2. Analysis Methods -- 3.4. Riverine Flooding: 3.4.1. Data Sources -- 3.4.2. Analysis Methods -- 3.4.3. References -- 3.5. Tsunamis: 3.5.1. Data Sources: 3.5.2. Analysis Methods -- 3.5.3. References -- 3.6. Tornadoes: 3.6.1. Data Sources: 3.6.2. Analysis Methods -- 3.6.3. References -- 3.7. Landslides: 3.7.1. Data Sources -- 3.7.2. Analysis Methods -- 3.7.3. References -- Chapter 4. Infrastructure Data Collection Process -- Chapter 5. Approach to Characterizing Infrastructure Vulnerability to Hazards
Summary "The United States relies on a number of infrastructure systems--roads, the electric grid, ports, telecommunications networks, refineries, and the like--for carrying out basic social and economic functions. Disruptions of these systems could impose potentially significant economic, social, environmental and national security consequences. This report serves as the technical documentation and reference document for the data, methods, and analytic approach used in the analysis of national exposures to infrastructure from natural disasters. The analysis includes 11 natural hazards and five infrastructure sectors. Analytic findings about current and future exposures of infrastructure in the United States drawn from this data analysis are documented in a separate report. The report documents how each infrastructure type and hazard is represented in data sets to act as a reference for any use of the data. For each analyzed hazard, this report includes a brief background that describes potential infrastructure impacts, and relevant metrics; a list of sources used in compiling hazard data; an overview of existing methods and applications or modifications used to analyze regional exposure to varying levels of hazard severity. When analyzing infrastructure exposures with this data, it is important to understand this information to ensure that the analysis results reflect the scope, precision, and completeness of the data. Failure to appropriately use the data could result in analysis that misrepresents exposures. The report also provides an overview of all hazard and infrastructure data used to complete this analysis. Analytic findings about current and future exposures of infrastructure in the United States drawn from this data analysis are documented in a separate report"--Publisher's description
Notes "July 12, 2016"--Table of contents page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed July 14, 2016)
Subject Climate and civilization.
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on -- United States.
Global warming.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Risk assessment -- United States.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Security measures -- United States.
Natural disasters -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division, publisher, issuing body
LC no. 2017301024
ISBN 0833094580 (electronic bk.)
0833096273 (electronic bk.)
9780833094582 (electronic bk.)
9780833096272 (electronic bk.)