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Jamie L Jones

Jamie Jones is a geographer with the Western Geographic Science Center in Moffett Field, California.

Her work emphasizes the integration of hazard and non-hazard (demographic, economic, etc.) data using geographic information systems (GIS) to provide insight into hazard impacts on society. One of her current projects is the HayWired earthquake scenario, a hypothetical Mw 7.0 earthquake originating on the Hayward fault in Oakland, California, where she provides GIS support in various capacities. Along with published work on hazard data (aftershocks, liquefaction, mainshock shaking) for the HayWired scenario, she has assessed potential lifeline exposure to multiple earthquake hazards (shaking, liquefaction, and landslides). Her other main research area relates to hazard-based population exposure in the United States, with a current focus on population exposure and evacuation potential related to tsunamis along United States shorelines. She has co-authored publications focusing on population exposure to various hazards (for example, earthquake shaking, tsunami inundation, coastal inundation as a result of sea-level rise and storm surge) in a variety of locations (for example, Washington, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts). Her previous work focuses on hazard exposure, including exposure analyses for the SAFRR tsunami scenario (population, agriculture) and the ARkStorm scenario (population), and assisting in coding/interpretation of participant interviews and focus groups regarding how aftershock information was communicated during the Canterbury earthquake sequence for risk communication.