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Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

Project Archive

Hurricane Katrina and Other Hurricane Research

Identifying and Analyzing the Driving Forces of Hurricane Recovery for Disaster Stricken Areas to Improve Long-term Planning
The Recovery Divide: Sociospatial Disparities in Disaster Recovery from Hurricane Katrina along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast
South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study: Behavioral Analysis

Disaster Resilience

Contributions to the Summary of Current Knowledge about Community Resilience

Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE)

GIScience and Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing Hazard Guidance System
Tracking Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing Collection Assests for Emergency Response Phase

Post-Event/Quick Response

Chlorine Spill
Use of Spatial Data and Geographic Technologies in Response to the September 11 Terrorist Attack
Hurricane Katrina Crisis Research at USC
Improving Tornado Warning Effectiveness and the Fujita Scale Assessment Process
Hurricane Impacts in Mississippi and Alabama

Hazards Identification and Assessment

Historical Climatic Reconstructions of the Southeastern United States
Historic Inequities in Disaster Losses: Identifying Disaster-Prone Places
National Digital Clearinghouse for Hazard Event and Loss Data
Historical Climate Data Catalogue
National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
South Carolina Atlas of Environmental Risks and Hazards
Incorporating Medical and Social Vulnerability into an All-Hazards Assessment for the State of Florida
Geospatial Risk Assessment Support Protocols (GRASP)
Web-based Risk Assessment Planning Project for the State of Florida

 Vulnerability Assessments

Richland County Vulnerability Assessment
Comparative Indicators of Hazards Vulnerability in Urban Areas
Place-Based Decision Support for Spatial and Temporal Transference of Risk and Hazards
Shifting Terrorism Trends across Time and Space
Population Vulnerability Analysis, Spatial Social Science and GIS    

Hazards Analysis Methodology

Evaluation of Airborne LIDAR-derived Floodplain Mapping
Baseline Methods for Reconstructing U.S. 19th Century Climatic Extremes from Historical Data

Policy and Practice

South Carolina Flood Losses
Decision-making and Long-Lead Climate Forecasts
Spatial Data Needs and the Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in State-Level Hazard-Related Offices

Social Vulnerability

Social Vulnerability Mapping for the Southeast U.S. (OxFam)
Social and Place Vulnerability Methods and Application for Corps Planning
Social and Place Vulnerability Methods and Application for Corps Planning II: Technical Analyses
Enhancing Social Vulnerabilty Mapping