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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 At First International Conference on Evacuation Modeling and Management. 23 - 25 Sep 2009. 10 pp.

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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.

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Published date: September 2009
Venue - Dates: First International Conference on Evacuation Modeling and Management, 2009-09-23 - 2009-09-25
Keywords: near earth objects, global gridded datasets, path of risk, evacuation simulation, neo impact, vulnerability
Organisations: Astronautics Group


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PURE UUID: ad2855bc-67cf-4572-8e0e-c885274895c2

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Date deposited: 12 Oct 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:15

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