Advisor Information

Dr. Zachary Suriano

Location

MBSC 201

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-3-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

6-3-2020 12:00 PM

Abstract

Our goal for our project is to fully understand which natural disaster is the most destructive to the United States. We have chosen to compare hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, and nor’easters. We have researched the cost of the total damage and repair, how the warning systems have improved over time, the death tolls from each, and also the frequency at which each one occurs. Each group member will research a different disaster impact, and the data will create a comprehensive view of the level of devastation each disaster has. We collected data all the way from the early 1900s (if it is available) to 2018. We will be taking a look at the natural disasters that happen in the United States specifically since it would be a much larger range if it was global. With this data collected, we will then use a numbered ranking system to determine the level of risk they pose to the country. We believe this ranking system will give a more subjective view of the destructiveness of each type of natural disaster, rather than a blanket statistic of dollar amount of damage or loss of life. We want this information to help people decide if a region is worth the risk of living there, or more importantly, assist agencies in improving their warning systems to allow residents to make safer, more timely decisions.

Comments

Project was designed and presented in class, December of 2019 by all 4 authors. Poster will be presented by Aaron Spomer at the Student Research and Creativity Fair at UNO on 3-2-2020

Project will also be converted from Powerpoint into a poster.

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Mar 6th, 10:45 AM Mar 6th, 12:00 PM

What is the Most Threatening Disaster to the Continental United States?

MBSC 201

Our goal for our project is to fully understand which natural disaster is the most destructive to the United States. We have chosen to compare hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, and nor’easters. We have researched the cost of the total damage and repair, how the warning systems have improved over time, the death tolls from each, and also the frequency at which each one occurs. Each group member will research a different disaster impact, and the data will create a comprehensive view of the level of devastation each disaster has. We collected data all the way from the early 1900s (if it is available) to 2018. We will be taking a look at the natural disasters that happen in the United States specifically since it would be a much larger range if it was global. With this data collected, we will then use a numbered ranking system to determine the level of risk they pose to the country. We believe this ranking system will give a more subjective view of the destructiveness of each type of natural disaster, rather than a blanket statistic of dollar amount of damage or loss of life. We want this information to help people decide if a region is worth the risk of living there, or more importantly, assist agencies in improving their warning systems to allow residents to make safer, more timely decisions.