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SAFRR Projects

Tsunami

  • TsunamiScenarioTsunami Scenario

    NEWLY RELEASED: A hypothetical but likely tsunami scenario affecting California's coastline, representing studies and models of damage, restoration, and social and economic impacts of a tsunami generated by a magnitude 9.1 megathrust Alaskan earthquake.

  • SueNami"The First Sue Nami"

    Tsunami awareness public service announcements come from collaboration among the USGS SAFRR team, outside partners, and Pasadena's Art Center College of Design.

  • TsunamiMessagingHawaii Tsunami Messaging

    SAFRR brings together tsunami and communication experts to discuss potential changes to safety messages, based on improved scientific understanding of Hawaii's tsunami hazard.

  • TsunamiAwarenessPrototype Tsunami Awareness Campaign

    Students at Art Center College of Design learned about tsunamis from SAFRR partners in natural science, social science, and emergency management, then designed a fun, engaging, multi-faceted awareness campaign.

Earthquake

  • ShakeOut_mapvuShakeOut Scenario

    A modeled probable earthquake scenario based on the most comprehensive scientific research analysis done to understand the impacts and implications of a hypothetical but realistic 7.8 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. Pairing robust science with state-of-the-art modeling and visualization tools makes ShakeOut an accessible and effective message, in scenario form, to enhance community preparedness and resilience to earthquakes.

  • EEW_ShakeAlertEarthquake Early Warning (EEW)

    An existing technological capability (not yet implemented in CA) for providing a few seconds of advance notification before arrival of earthquake-generated seismic waves causing ground shaking, with current efforts underway to move forward with providing users with the means to utilize the system for warning and preparedness action plans.

  • Haywired scenarioHaywired Scenario

    SAFRR Scenario currently under development: an earthquake sequence triggered by a Mw 7.05 earthquake on the Hayward fault, with an emphasis on understanding impacts from modern society's lifeline interdependencies and reliance on the Internet.

Risk Perception & Communication: An Intersection of Hazard, Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • DebrisFlowDebris Flow and Wildfire Evacuation Messaging

    What persuades someone to heed a debris flow or wildfire evacuation warning? SAFRR partners in emergency management are especially interested in the results of this study, now underway with Columbia's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions.

  • EarthquakeHazPartnership for Community Disaster Resilience

    SAFRR is now a partner in the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience project, a 3-year pilot collaboration to promote community resilience in the face of a wide range of public health emergencies.

  • DesignStormEarthquake Risk Communication Design Storm

    Bringing together seismologists, emergency managers, risk communication researchers, and design professionals to develop a framework for earthquake probability messages for both emergency managers and the general public.

Volcano

Winter Storm / Flooding

  • ARkStormARkStorm Scenario

    A modeled scenario of U.S. West Coast winter storm events induced by the formation of Atmospheric Rivers (AR) and capable of causing massive and devastating flooding.

Wildfire

  • WildfireLiving With Wildfires

    Students at Art Center College of Design prototyped wildfire awareness campaigns after SAFRR exposed them to wildfire research and safety issues.

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