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Community clusters of tsunami vulnerability in the US Pacific Northwest

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, April 2015
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Title
Community clusters of tsunami vulnerability in the US Pacific Northwest
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, April 2015
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1420309112
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Authors

Nathan J. Wood, Jeanne Jones, Seth Spielman, Mathew C. Schmidtlein

Abstract

Many coastal communities throughout the world are threatened by local (or near-field) tsunamis that could inundate low-lying areas in a matter of minutes after generation. Although the hazard and sustainability literature often frames vulnerability conceptually as a multidimensional issue involving exposure, sensitivity, and resilience to a hazard, assessments often focus on one element or do not recognize the hazard context. We introduce an analytical framework for describing variations in population vulnerability to tsunami hazards that integrates (i) geospatial approaches to identify the number and characteristics of people in hazard zones, (ii) anisotropic path distance models to estimate evacuation travel times to safety, and (iii) cluster analysis to classify communities with similar vulnerability. We demonstrate this approach by classifying 49 incorporated cities, 7 tribal reservations, and 17 counties from northern California to northern Washington that are directly threatened by tsunami waves associated with a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake. Results suggest three primary community groups: (i) relatively low numbers of exposed populations with varied demographic sensitivities, (ii) high numbers of exposed populations but sufficient time to evacuate before wave arrival, and (iii) moderate numbers of exposed populations but insufficient time to evacuate. Results can be used to enhance general hazard-awareness efforts with targeted interventions, such as education and outreach tailored to local demographics, evacuation training, and/or vertical evacuation refuges.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 2 3%
Mexico 1 1%
Cuba 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 66 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 27%
Researcher 12 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 4%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 6 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 13 18%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 15%
Social Sciences 8 11%
Engineering 6 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Other 17 24%
Unknown 12 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2015.
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#275,965
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#6,260
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#7,229
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#195
of 957 outputs
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