Risk, Governance and Society

Risk Assessment, Modeling and Decision Support

Strategic Directions

Editors: Bostrom, Ann, French, Steven P., Gottlieb, Sara J. (Eds.)

  • Authors include risk and hazard researchers from the major U.S. hazard and earthquake centers
  • A road map for future developments in risk modeling and decision support
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The papers in this volume integrate results from current research efforts in earthquake engineering with research from the larger risk assessment community. The authors include risk and hazard researchers from the major U.S. hazard and earthquake centers and some from abroad as well as programmers and analysts from leading insurance and risk assessment firms. The introductory chapter provides an historical overview of the rise of risk assessment in the U.S., with particular emphasis on the role of seismic risk assessment. Four key components of risk assessment and decision support software are analyzed in detail in the remaining papers: treatment of uncertainty, loss assessment, modeling of seismic mitigation strategies, and visualization of risk and uncertainty. The volume lays out a road map for future developments in risk modeling and decision support and positions earthquake engineering research within the family of risk analysis tools and techniques.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bostrom, Ann (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • A Brief History of Seismic Risk Assessment

    Scawthorn, Charles

    Pages 5-81

  • Perspectives on the History of Seismic Risk Assessment

    Whitman, Robert V. (et al.)

    Pages 83-100

  • Strategic Directions in Seismic Modeling: HAZUSĀ® Development and Current Applications for Catastrophe Planning

    Durham, Thomas S. (et al.)

    Pages 101-116

  • Perspectives on Development and Current Applications for Catastrophe Planning

    Davidson, Rachel (et al.)

    Pages 117-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk Assessment, Modeling and Decision Support
Book Subtitle
Strategic Directions
Editors
  • Ann Bostrom
  • Steven P. French
  • Sara J. Gottlieb
Series Title
Risk, Governance and Society
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71158-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71158-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71157-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09024-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 334
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