Evacuation simulation modelling in the event of a near Earth object impact


Norlund, C.C.F., Lewis, H.G. and Atkinson, P.M. (2009) Evacuation simulation modelling in the event of a near Earth object impact. In, First International Conference on Evacuation Modeling and Management, Delft, The Netherlands, 23 - 25 Sep 2009. 10pp.

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Description/Abstract

If an Earth-threatening Near Earth Object (NEO) is detected, it is
important that decision makers, such as the United Nations together with nations at risk, decide how to approach such a natural hazard. Understanding the vulnerability, risk and resilience along the Path of Risk (PoR) is important in order to identify the most vulnerable areas and the dangers from the hazard, and when deciding how to mitigate such a natural hazard. This paper presents initial work in how a global vulnerability has been developed. This model has been applied to a case study to illustrate how it can be used as a measure in the context of NEO impact effects to identify areas at high risk such that evacuation should be considered. Initial studies in how to approach the evacuation modelling of these areas will also be discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: near earth objects, global gridded datasets, path of risk, evacuation simulation, neo impact, vulnerability
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Astronautics
ePrint ID: 68972
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/68972

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