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Variations in population exposure and sensitivity to lahar hazards from Mount Rainier, Washington

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Variations in population exposure and sensitivity to lahar hazards from Mount Rainier, Washington; 2009; Article; Journal; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research; Wood, N.; Soulard, C.

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Although much has been done to understand, quantify, and delineate volcanic hazards, there are fewer efforts to assess societal vulnerability to these hazards, particularly demographic differences in exposed populations or spatial variations in exposure to regional hazards. To better understand population diversity in volcanic hazard zones, we assess the number and types of people in a single type of hazard zone (lahars) for 27 communities downstream of Mount Rainier, Washington (USA). Using various socioeconomic and hazard datasets, we estimate that there are more than 78 000 residents, 59 000 employees, several dependent-population facilities (e.g., child-day-care centers, nursing homes) and numerous public venues (e.g., churches, [...]

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N. Wood, C. Soulard

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.09.019
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