Spatial analysis and modeling of natural disasters and community resilience I

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: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Napoleon B1, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Heejun Chang, Daoqin Tong
Chairs: Heejun Chang


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 Siripon Kamontum*, Suranaree University of Technology, Patiwet Chalermpong, Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, Flood Model Calibration Using Free-downloadable Multi-source Data 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Rhena South*, University of Memphis, The Use of Street Network Analysis to Supplement "Blue Skies" Shelter Mitigation Operations 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Sanam K. Aksha*, Virginia Tech, Luke Juran, Virginia Tech, Lynn M. Resler, Virginia Tech, How resilient are Himalayan communities? An assessment of disaster resilience in Nepal 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Suzanna Long*, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Akhilesh Ojha, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Thomas Shoberg, USGS, Steven M Corns, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Improving the Efficiency of Vital Supply Distribution after an Extreme Event 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Courtney Thompson*, Texas A&M University, Raymond J Dezzani, University of Idaho, Hierarchical Modeling of Social Vulnerability Using Spatial Statistics and GIS 20 9:20 AM

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