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A Vulnerability Index and Analysis for the Road Network of Rural Chile

Braun, Andreas; Stötzer, Johanna; Kubisch, Susanne; Dittrich, Andre; Keller, Sina ORCID iD icon

Abstract (englisch):

Natural hazards impose considerable threats to the physical and socio-economic wellbeing of people, a fact, which is well understood and investigated for many regions. However, not only people are vulnerable. During the last decades, a considerable amount of literature has focussed the particular vulnerability of the critical infrastructure:
for example road networks. Considering critical infrastructure, far less reliable information exists for many regions worldwide – particularly, regions outside of the so called developed world.
Critical infrastructure is destroyed in many disasters, causing cascade and follow up effects, for instance, impediments during evacuation, rescue and during the resilience phase.
These circumstances, which are general enough to be applied to most regions, aggravate in regions characterized by high disparities between the urban and the rural sphere. Peripheral rural areas are especially prone to get isolated due to defects of the few roads which connect them to larger urban centres (where, frequently, disaster and emergency actors are situated).
The rural area of Central Chile is a appropriate example for these circumstances. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (IPF)
Institut für Regionalwissenschaft (IFR)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000072927
Veranstaltung Natural hazard impacts on technological systems and infrastructures - European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 April 2017
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Geophysical Research Abstracts, 19 (2017), EGU2017-13270-1, S. 13270
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