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Pedestrian tsunami evacuation results for two tsunami-evacuation zones (standard and extreme) and three travel speeds (impaired, slow, and fast walk) for O'ahu, HI

Dates

Publication Date
Time Period
2018

Citation

Jones, J.L., Peters, J., and Wood, N.J., 2018, Pedestrian tsunami evacuation results for two tsunami-evacuation zones (standard and extreme) and three travel speeds (impaired, slow, and fast walk) for O'ahu, HI: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7862FNT.

Summary

This data release is comprised of a set of six time travel map shapefiles (two tsunami evacuation zones and three travel times) and three population exposure by travel time tables (residents, employees, and hotel visitors). The travel time map was generated using the Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst model from the USGS (https://geography.wr.usgs.gov/science/vulnerability/tools.html). The travel time analysis uses ESRI's Path Distance tool to find the shortest distance across a cost surface from any point in the hazard zone to a safe zone. This cost analysis considers the direction of movement and assigns a higher cost to steeper slopes, based on a table contained within the model. The analysis also adds in the energy costs of crossing [...]

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Contacts

Point of Contact :
Jamie L Jones
Originator :
Jamie L Jones, Jeff Peters, Nathan J Wood
Metadata Contact :
Jamie L Jones
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Energy and Minerals
SDC Data Owner :
Western Geographic Science Center

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Purpose

The communities of O'ahu, HI are threatened by distant tsunamis from earthquake sources from around the Pacific Ocean basin. Maps of evacuation travel times within tsunami-evacuation zones can be used by emergency managers and community planners to identify where to focus evacuation training and hazard education.

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