Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI)


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Project Archive

Disaster Resilience

Contributions to the Summary of Current Knowledge about Community Resilience

GIScience and Remote Sensing


Post-Event/Quick Response

Chlorine Spill
Use of Spatial Data and Geographic Technologies in Response to the September 11 Terrorist Attack
Hurricane Katrina Crisis Research at USC
Improving Tornado Warning Effectiveness and the Fujita Scale Assessment Process
Hurricane Impacts in Mississippi and Alabama

Hazards Identification

Historical Climatic Reconstructions of the Southeastern United States
Historic Inequities in Disaster Losses: Identifying Disaster-Prone Places
National Digital Clearinghouse for Hazard Event and Loss Data
Historical Climate Data Catalogue
National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

Vulnerability Assessments

Richland County Vulnerability Assessment
Comparative Indicators of Hazards Vulnerability in Urban Areas
Place-Based Decision Support for Spatial and Temporal Transference of Risk and Hazards
Shifting Terrorism Trends across Time and Space
Population Vulnerability Analysis, Spatial Social Science and GIS

Hazards Analysis Methodology

Evaluation of Airborne LIDAR-derived Floodplain Mapping
Baseline Methods for Reconstructing U.S. 19th Century Climatic Extremes from Historical Data

Policy and Practice

South Carolina Flood Losses
Decision-making and Long-Lead Climate Forecasts
Spatial Data Needs and the Use of GIS and Remote Sensing in State-Level Hazard-Related Offices

Social Vulnerability

Social Vulnerability Mapping for the Southeast U.S. (OxFam)
Social and Place Vulnerability Methods and Application for Corps Planning
Social and Place Vulnerability Methods and Application for Corps Planning II: Technical Analyses

Hazard Assessment

Identifying South Carolina’s Readiness to Chemical Threats
Flood Risk Management: Integrating Social Vulnerability into Multiple Lines of Defense Mitigation
Earthquakes in South Carolina: Bridging the Social and Science Divide for K-12 Educators
Near-Term Guidance on Coastal Adaptation Priorities for South Carolina
Domestic Weapons of Mass Destruction: Potential Populations at Risk from U.S. Chemical Facilities Releases