Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

ISSN: 2210-8505
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189 articles
Rongfang Li, Lijun Cheng, Yongsheng Ding, K. Khorasani, Yunxiang Chen, Wei Wang
Pages: 34 - 43
In this paper, an operational drought risk management framework based on the stream-flow intelligent internet control is proposed. In the proposed framework drought can be predicted, evaluated and mitigated by using a dynamic stream-flow control under the sensors detection. The framework mainly includes...
Fusheng Yu, Shihu Liu
Pages: 103 - 109
For decision makers, the data property has a direct influence on the selection of decision making approaches and the reliability of decision results. Because of the complexity and diversity of practical decision data, some traditional decision approaches are not very good at reflecting the actual problem....
Ali Eksi
Pages: 158 - 165
The objective of this article is to evaluate the Gezi Park incident which started on 28 May 2013 and continued until the end of June in terms of crisis management. The reasons why a civil opposition act that started against the decision taken by the government regarding the environment transformed into...
Mustafa Elmontsri
Pages: 49 - 57
Risk assessment and risk matrices are powered tools used in risk management and help guide in the process of decision-making in organisations. Nevertheless, risk matrices have their own weaknesses and strengths. This paper provides a critical overview of the development and use of risk matrices in...
Nikolaos P. Ventikos, Alexandros Koimtzoglou, Konstantinos Louzis
Pages: 160 - 174
In this paper, we deal with the subject of shipwreck removal and the methods that are employed during removal operations. We use a case study to illustrate the stages of these operations as well as the parameters that affect the process. Furthermore, we outline a number of different scenarios of the...
Xuanhua Xu, Chenguang Cai, Chunhong Wang
Pages: 54 - 65
In this paper, the evolution and control of society risks caused by severe emergency infectious disease will be analyzed and studied. Firstly, the evolution chain of society risks caused by severe emergency infectious disease is constructed to analyze the evolution rule of society risks and identify...
Wang Wei, Zhou Chao, Du Xin
Pages: 133 - 141
Based on the situation of the global warming, hail disasters will maybe cause the higher risk of loss in the future. The author established a risk evaluation model of hail disasters in terms of the combination of probabilistic and physical methods. Moreover, a nonlinear finite element analysis software...
Esperanza López-Vázquez, Maria Luisa Marván
Pages: 3 - 12
The influence of locus of control and stress on coping strategies in relation to volcanic risk were studied in 156 people living near the Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico. The participants with a limited educational background were more likely than those with higher education to use passive coping strategies....
Joaquim Rovira, Montse Mari, Marta Schuhmacher, Martí Nadal, José L. Domingo
Pages: 13 - 20
The human health risk assessment associated to the human exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and metals for the population living near a hazardous waste landfill (HWL) in Catalonia (Spain) is here presented. In summer of 2009 and 2010, two monitoring campaigns were...
Wei Zhang, Yingjun Hu, Jiazhuo Wang, Chunyang Zhang
Pages: 226 - 233
Urban flood risk assessment supported by accurate and precise modeling could make great contributions to urban flood management. In this paper, an urban drainage system model of Shijiazhuang city was built based on the MIKE21, MIKE URBAN and MIKE 11 modules in MIKE FLOOD platform in order to provide...
Yingying Tian, Chong Xu, Jian Chen
Pages: 234 - 245
Great earthquakes occurring in mountainous areas can trigger large-scale landslides, leading to serious geological disasters. Thus, in recent years, especially after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, much attention has been focused on the research about regional risk assessment of seismic landslides in...
Mei Hong, Dong Wang, Wenhua Zeng, Chenchen Ma, Liang Zhao
Pages: 257 - 263
In this paper, the runoff of Huayuankou and Lijin Hydrologic Stations of the downstream areas of the Yellow River from 1951 to 2012 were calculated and analyzed in order to explore the runoff variable characteristics and their response to climatic factors. The following conclusions can be drawn:(1)Annual...
George Wang, Donna Hollar, Susan Sayger, Zhen Zhu, John Buckeridge, Jie Li, Jimmy Chong, Colin Duffield, Dongryeol Ryu, Wei Hu
Pages: 165 - 177
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the construction industry is swiftly growing worldwide. UAVs are changing the way construction companies do business. Contractors are increasingly using camera-mounted UAVs to monitor the full range of activities. Rapid advances in camera, sensing, aeronautics,...
Guohui Li, Lizeng Zhao, Weiping Han, Ying Wang
Pages: 145 - 155
Gini coefficient and Lorenz curve are increasingly used to examine the inequality of wealth, income, economy, and health. The objective of the current study is to introduce Gini coefficient and Lorenz curve, coefficient of variation (CV), and spatial equilibrium index (SEI) to explore the spatial inequality...
Dongliang Liu, Liang Wang, Tong Wang, Yan Liu, Ya Chen
Pages: 37 - 44
In order to optimize the ventilation effect of ammonia leakage in the refrigeration machinery room, a food processing enterprise is selected as the subject investigated. The velocity and concentration field distribution during the process of ammonia leakage are discussed through simulation of refrigeration...
Shaoxiong Yuan, Guangqing Huang, Haixian Xiong, Qinghua Gong, Jun Wang, Jun Chen
Pages: 108 - 126
Landslide disaster that threatened over 100 people in Zhaoqing, China, were taken as samples. Sixteen environmental factors were selected, including altitude, slope degree, slope aspect, lithology, soil texture, normalized differential vegetation index (NDVI), average annual rainfall, distance to developed...
Min Ding, Shuzhen Peng, Longjiang Mao, Wei Zhang, Qiuyue Zhao
Pages: 127 - 136
valleys of mountainous regions in central Shandong Province in northern China, have been systematically tested and been compared with the YHC loess in the Loess Plateau to reveal the geochemical characteristics and material sources of LS loess. It is found that the average chemical composition of Shandong...
Jian Ma, Shaobo Liu, Weili Wang, Peng Lin, Siuming Lo
Pages: 178 - 187
In urban areas, people’s life may be threatened by disasters such as earthquakes. To reduce the life risks, efficient responses including evacuation are of critical importance. However, a drill evacuation appears impossible; simulation is thus used to examine the effectiveness of an evacuation plan....
Ren Zhang, Hengwan Zou, Mei Hong, Aixia Zhou, Gang Zeng
Pages: 209 - 213
Aiming at the deteriorating variation trends and potential crisis of water resources in the Lancang-Mekong River Basin under Climate Change, from the view of risk analysis, a conceptual framework of tropical cyclone disaster risk is established, an assessment index system of water resources crisis risk...
Farrukh Arif, M. Emre Bayraktar, Cagri Cinkilic
Pages: 215 - 222
Disputes in construction projects are fairly common. They most often lead to increased costs, delays, and damaged business relationships. Disputes can also result in loss of reputation, personnel resources, and potential business opportunities. Previous studies have shown that the frequency of disputes...
Huili Hao, Patrick Long, Scott Curtis
Pages: 285 - 291
The purpose of this study is to examine property owners’ attitudes regarding the impacts of climate and weather on property ownership and future property values in Currituck County, North Carolina, and determine whether their attitudes vary according to property owner groupings. The study profiles...
Dusan Marcek
Pages: 13 - 21
The paper is concerned with measuring of risks in managerial decision-making. It builds upon the uncertainty of economic information, which is converted into the concept of risk expressed in terms of probability and using confidence intervals and standard deviations of the predicted quantities. The paper...
Minyan Li, Deyin Huang, Mao Liu
Pages: 135 - 145
Nowadays, the acute and chronic adverse health effects caused by benzene exposure have attracted wide attention. In this paper, we evaluate the health risk based on the four-step method recommended by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). We present a method using the Monte Carlo Simulating...