Emulating volcanic ash fall for multi-scale analysis

This publication presents the Volcanic Ash Probabilistic Assessment tool for Hazard and Risk (VAPAHR), the methodology that supported it and the application of the tool to the Asia-Pacific region for the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Recommendations for future research include:

  • the incorporation of updated eruption data when manifested and the inclusion of finer resolution meteorological models;
  • the integration of the hazard module with a damage module, which would help calculate the conditional probability of damage for an exposed element, for a given threshold of volcanic ash load;
  • the resulting damage curves could be integrated with an exposure data module for the region of interest and the potential impact of events could be quantified in a risk framework.

This document is a background paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. This document is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.

Date:
2014
ISBN/ISSN:
2201-702X
Author(s):
Bear-Crozier, A.N.; Miller, V.; Newey, V.; Horspool, N.; Weber, R.
Pages:
75 p.
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Themes:
Information Management, Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards:
Volcano
Countries:
Australia
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