Risk and Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

General Media

Wood, N., 2011, California's tsunami threat--Japan's disaster serves as a reminder to the West Coast to be prepared, Los Angeles Times, Opinion-Editorial section, March 17, 2011, A17.

Federal Research Reports

Jones, J.M., Ng, P., Wood, N.J., 2014, The pedestrian evacuation analyst—Geographic information systems software for modeling hazard evacuation potential: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 11, chap. C9, 25 p., .

Wood, N., Ratliff, J., Peters, J., and Shoaf, K., 2013, Population vulnerability and evacuation challenges in California for the SAFRR tsunami scenario, chap. I in Ross, S.L., and Jones, L.M., eds., The SAFRR (Science Application for Risk Reduction) Tsunami Scenario: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1170, 50 p.

Mathie, A., and Wood, N., 2013, Residential and service-population exposure to multiple natural hazards in the Mount Hood region of Clackamas County, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1073, 48 p.

Wood, N., Ratliff, J., and Peters, J., 2012, Community exposure to tsunami hazards in California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5222, 49 p.

Wood, N., 2011, Understanding risk and resilience to natural hazards:  USGS Fact Sheet 2011-3008, 2 p.

Wood, N., and Ratliff, J., 2011, Population and business exposure to twenty scenario earthquakes in the State of Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1016, 13 p.

Wood, N., and Soulard, C., 2009, Community exposure to lahar hazards from Mount Rainier, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5211, 26 p.

Wood, N., 2008, Amount and percentage of current societal assets in areas on Kaua`i, Hawai`i, within the 1992 Hurricane 'Iniki storm-surge inundation zone: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1280, 12 p.

Wood, N., and Soulard, C., 2008, Variations in community exposure to tsunami hazards on the open-ocean and Strait of Juan de Fuca coasts of Washington: USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5004, 34 p.

Wood, N., 2007, Variations in community exposure and sensitivity to tsunami hazards in Oregon: Reston, Va., USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5283, 43 p.

Wood, N., Church, A., Frazier, T., and B. Yarnal, 2007, Variations in community exposure and sensitivity to tsunami hazards in the State of Hawai`i: USGS Scientific Investigation Report 2007-5208, 42 p.

National Reports

National Research Council, Committee on the Review of the Tsunami Warning and Forecast System and Overview of the Nation's Tsunami Preparedness, Ocean Studies Board, Earth and Life Studies. Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation's Preparedness Efforts. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2010. Committee members: John A. Orcutt (Chair), Martha R. Grabowski (co-Chair), Brian Atwater, Ann Bostrom, George Crawford, Richard K. Eisner, Jian Lin, Hugh B. Milburn, Dennis S. Miletti, Costas E. Synolakis, Nathan J. Wood, Harry Yeh, Claudia Mengelt (staff). Get the document

Journal Articles

Wood, N., Ratliff, J., Schelling, J., and Weaver, C., 2014, Comparing population exposure to multiple Washington earthquake scenarios for prioritizing loss estimation studies, Applied Geography, 52, 191-203.

Wood, N., Jones, J., Schelling, J., and Schmidtlein, M., 2014, Tsunami vertical-evacuation planning in the U.S. Pacific Northwest as a geospatial, multi-criteria decision problem, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 9, 68-83.

Wood, N., Schmidtlein, M., and Peters, J., 2014, Changes in population evacuation potential for tsunami hazards in Seward, Alaska, since the 1964 Good Friday earthquake, Natural Hazards, 70:1031-1053

Wood, N., and Schmidtlein, M., 2013, Community variations in population exposure to near-field tsunami hazards as a function of pedestrian travel time to safety, Natural Hazards, 65 (3): 1603-1628.

Coletti, A., Howe, P., Yarnal, B., and Wood, N., 2013, A support system for assessing local vulnerability to weather and climate, Natural Hazards, 65 (1): 999-1008.

Howe, P., Yarnal, B., Coletti, A., and Wood, N., 2013, The participatory vulnerability scoping diagram - deliberative risk ranking for community water systems, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103 (2), 343-352.

Wood, N., and Schmidtlein, M., 2012, Anisotropic path modeling to assess pedestrian-evacuation potential from Cascadia-related tsunamis in the US Pacific Northwest, Natural Hazards, 62 (2), 275-300.

Frazier, T., Wood, N., Yarnal, B., and D. Bauer, 2010, Influence of potential sea level rise on societal vulnerability to hurricane storm-surge hazards, Sarasota County, Florida, Applied Geography, 30(4), 490-505.

Frazier, T., Wood, N., and Yarnal, B., 2010, Stakeholder perspectives on land-use strategies for adapting to climate-change-enhanced coastal hazards: Sarasota, Florida, Applied Geography, 30 (4), 506-517.

Wood, N., Burton, C., and Cutter, S., 2010, Community variations in social vulnerability to Cascadia-related tsunamis in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Natural Hazards, 52(2), 369-389.

Wood, N., and Soulard, C., 2009, Variations in population exposure and sensitivity to lahar hazards from Mount Rainier, Washington, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 188, 367–378.

Wood, N., 2009, Tsunami exposure estimation with land-cover data: Oregon and the Cascadia subduction zone, Applied Geography 29, 158-170.

Bernknopf, R., Rabinovici, S., Wood, N. and Dinitz, L., 2006, The influence of hazard models on GIS-based regional risk assessments and mitigation policies, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 6 (4), 369 – 387.

Wood, N., and Good, J., 2005, Perceptions of earthquake and tsunami issues in U.S. Pacific Northwest port and harbor communities, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 23 (3), 103–138.

Wood, N., and Good, J., 2004, Vulnerability of a port and harbor community to earthquake and tsunami hazards: the use of GIS in community hazard planning, Coastal Management, 32 (3), 243-269.

Wood, N., Good, J., and Goodwin, B., 2002, Community-based vulnerability assessment of a port and harbor to earthquake and tsunami hazards: Yaquina Bay, Oregon, Natural Hazards Review, 3 (4), 148-157.

White papers

Association of American Geographers, 2011, Climate change and hazards in the Americas--international interdisciplinary research directions and opportunities, Association of American Geographers Technical Report, funding provided  by National Science Foundation. Get the Agenda

Dengler, L., McAdoo, B., Sugimoto, M., Rizzo, A., and Wood, N., 2011, Tsunami science – a call for integrated natural-social sciences, unpublished white paper for National Science Foundation workshop on tsunami science, San Francisco, CA, 5 p.

Conference Presentations with Proceedings

Fraser, S., Wood, N., Johnston, D., and Leonard, G., 2013, Simulation of local tsunami and evacuation of urban areas, informed by population exposure analysis and studies of tsunami evacuation behavior, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-3635-1, European General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 1p.

Wood, N., and Gregg, C., 2012, Societal vulnerability to tsunamis – overview and relationship to a national risk analysis, Proceedings of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program Workshop on Tsunami Hazard, Risk, and Vulnerability, July 25-25, Seattle, Washington, 3 p.

Baron, H., Wood, N., Ruggiero, P., Allan, J., and Corcoran, P., 2010, Assessing societal vulnerability of U.S. Pacific Northwest communities to storm-induced coastal change, Proceedings of The Coastal Society Annual Meeting, June 7-11, 2010, Wilmington, NC, 5 p.

Frazier, T., Wood, N., and Yarnal, B., 2009, A framework for using GIS and stakeholder input to assess vulnerability to coastal-inundation hazards: a case study from Sarasota County, Florida, In U. Paleo (ed.), Building safer communities—risk governance, spatial planning and responses to natural hazards, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, 58, Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 226-245.

Frazier, T., Wood, N., and Yarnal, B., 2008, Current & future vulnerability of Sarasota County, Florida, to hurricane storm surge & sea level rise, Proceedings of the Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008 Conference, Oahu, Hawai`i, p. 210-221.

Wood, N., 2008, Use of midresolution land-cover data for rapid comparison of community vulnerability to tsunamis, Proceedings of the 2006 North American Land Cover Summit, Washington, D.C., Campbell, J.C., Jones, K.B., Smith, J.H., Koeppe, M.T., (eds.), Wash., DC: Association of American Geographers, p. 169 – 180

Wood, N., 2007, Appendix C.1.1 Hazard assessment – Introduction, in Bernard, E., Dengler, L., and Yim, S., (eds.), National Tsunami Research Plan—report of a workshop sponsored by NSF/NOAA,  NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR PMEL-133, p. 51.

Frazier, T., Wood, N., and Yarnal, B., 2007, Current & future vulnerability of Sarasota County, Florida, to hurricane storm surge & sea level rise, Proceedings of the Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008 Conference, Oahu, Hawai`i, p. 210-221.

Sleeter, R., and Wood, N., 2006, Estimating daytime and nighttime population density for coastal communities in Oregon: Proceedings of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, September 26-29, 2006, 8 p.

Wood, N., 2006, Variations in community vulnerability to tsunami hazards on the U.S. Pacific Northwest coast, Proceedings: International Disaster Reduction Conference, Davos, Switzerland, volume 3, pp. 649-652.

Workshops

Wood, N., and Driedger, C., 2011, Risk awareness and perceptions, module 6 in FEMA course Volcanic Crisis Awareness, St. Helens, Oregon

Wood, N., 2010, Risk-analysis training, one-day workshop held at Camp Murray, Washington

Crawford, G., Wood, N., and Arcos, N., 2009, Tsunami "Train the Trainers" workshop on tsunami education, Camp Murray, Washington

Wood, N., 2009, Risk-analysis training, one-day workshop held at Camp Murray, Washington

Wood, N., LeDuc, A., and Mitchell, K., 2009, Vulnerability Assessment Training, workshop held in Salem, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Partners for Disaster Resilience

Crawford, G., Wood, N., and Arcos, N., 2008, Tsunami "Train the Trainers" workshop on tsunami education, Tokeland, Washington

Wood, N., 2008, Use of GIS in Natural Hazards Planning Workshop, 2nd Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, Wellington, New Zealand

Wood, N., LeDuc, A., and Mitchell, K., 2008, Vulnerability Assessment Training, workshop held in Astoria, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Partners for Disaster Resilience

Wood, N., LeDuc, A., and Mitchell, K., 2007, Vulnerability Assessment Training, workshop held in Ontario, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Partners for Disaster Resilience

Wood, N., and LeDuc, A., 2007, Building disaster-resilient communities, Oregon Public Risk Managers’ Association annual meeting, Salishan, Oregon,

Wood, N., LeDuc, A., and Mitchell, K., 2006, Vulnerability Assessment Training, workshop held in The Dalles, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Partners for Disaster Resilience

Wood, N., and LeDuc A., 2006, Post-Disaster Tsunami Recovery Forum (one day), Cannon Beach, Oregon; in collaboration with the University of Oregon; designed for community-level practitioners and the general public

Wood, N., LeDuc, A., and Mitchell, K., 2005, Vulnerability Assessment Training, workshop held in Portland, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Partners for Disaster Resilience

Wood, N., LeDuc, A., and Mitchell, K., 2004, Vulnerability Assessment Training, workshop held in Eugene, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Partners for Disaster Resilience


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