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HAZUS is a complex method of estimation of seismic damage, presented in the form of software.
The HAZUS model overestimated wind gusts for Ivan as it tracked over Alabama.
The HAZUS system can specify areas of potential or actual damage and degree of damage in areas as small as the census track level based on the magnitude of the seismic activity and information that has been input into the system on building inventory.
This study intends to study how the HAZUS parameter of threshold drainage area affects flood modeling results.
A HAZUS study region is the area defined by a user in the beginning of analysis to allow HAZUS to prepare inventory and DEM data (for delineating stream networks).
He has served on committees of the National Academies of Sciences, led FEMA committees including the HAZUS Flood oversight committee, and is a reputable expert speaker both nationally and internationally.
These functions could be used to develop a loss estimation methodology for tsunami risk similar to HAZUS developed for seismic risk.
The firm will determine whether a national hurricane model can be leveraged or adapted from existing models, such as the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model and the HAZUS model.
In particular, the study leveraged the functionality of the Advanced Engineering Building Module (AEBM) in HAZUS.
The building damage estimate uses HAZUS, a program developed by the National Institute of Building Standards for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
HAZUS is a GIS-based hazard loss estimation software developed by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
Lawson has also led the effort to develop HAZUS -- FEMA's multi-hazard (terrorist attack, earthquake, flood, etc.