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Dan Cox, Civil & Construction Engineering, OSU and Lori Cramer, School of Public Policy, OSU

Comparing nearfield tsunami evacuation simulations with observations from an evacuation drill in south Newport, Oregon

Thursday, June 1, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For this presentation, researchers from OSU will give an overview of their agent-based tsunami evacuation model (ABTEM) and observations from tsunami evacuation drills conducted at South Beach State Park.   The ABTEM combines the inundation physics of a tsunami originating from the Cascadia Subduction Zone, multi-modal transportation alternatives, and personal choice to produce a range of evacuation scenarios.  The ABTEM was applied to South Beach State Park to show differences between the status quo and alternatives for new evacuation routes.   Two evacuation drills were conducted recently in SBSP with the cooperation of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and the space-time trajectories of approximately 25 participants were recorded for these exercises.  Their evacuation trajectories are visualized with the expected tsunami inundation for a ‘worst case’ Cascadia Subduction Zone event, and comparisons with the idealized ABTEM results will be presented.  In addition, participant surveys were taken to understand their attitudes toward tsunami preparedness and will be discussed.   Plans for expanding our work to include experiential evacuation drills, increasing public participation, and creating an interactive exhibit at the HMSC Visitor Center will also be discussed. 

OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center
Guin Library Seminar Room
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
maryann.bozza at oregonstate.edu
Hatfield Marine Sci Ctr
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