Spatial analysis and modeling of natural disasters and community resilience II

Type: Paper
Theme: Hazards, Geography, and GIScience
Sponsor Groups: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Napoleon B1, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Heejun Chang, Daoqin Tong
Chairs: Daoqin Tong


The recent extreme weather events (e.g., Hurricanes Harvey and Irma) have led to multiple natural disasters in the US and around the world, resulting in unprecedented damages on our society and environment. To accurately monitor and assess the consequences of these disasters and to enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response, modern spatial modeling and analysis has become more important than ever. In this special session, we welcome papers addressing the following topics but not limited to,

1) Using multi-source data including cloudsourced data and high resolution remote sensing data to assess the damage severity and the extent of the affected areas during extreme events

2) Spatially explicit statistical analysis and simulation models to understand the causes and consequences of natural disasters on landscape

3) Monitoring of critical infrastructure failure and the associated impacts on vulnerable population and environment

4) Development of efficient spatial algorithms to optimize emergency responses and evacuation routes

5) Scenario analysis of alternative spatial planning and management to minimize potential damages resulting from disasters

Sponsored by Hazards, Risks and Disasters, Geographic Information Science, Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Water Resources


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Katelyn Michelson*, Portland State University, Heejun Chang, Portland State University, Spatial Characteristics of Urban Flooding from 2010-2017 through Citizen Science in Portland, OR 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Beth Tellman*, Arizona State University, Beth Tellman, Arizona State University, Jonathan Sullivan, University of Michigan, Albert Kettner, University of Colorado Boulder, Bob Brakenridge, University of Colorado Boulder, A Global Database of 5000+ Historic Flood Events 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Cristina Muñoz*, University of Iowa, Social Capital and the Distribution of Disaster Recovery Aid: Increased equality or inequality? 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Heejun Chang*, Portland State University, SeongYun Cho, Portland State University, Lumas Helaire, Portland State University, Stephen Talke, Portland State University, Assessment of urban flood vulnerability to climate extremes 20 11:00 AM

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