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Stochastic Simulation Of Hurricane Wind And Rain Hazards, Prashant Rawal Dec 2019

Stochastic Simulation Of Hurricane Wind And Rain Hazards, Prashant Rawal

All Dissertations

Quantification of hurricane hazard, which includes wind, rainfall and storm surge, is essential for engineering design as well as financial loss assessment. The objective of this study is to develop a stochastic simulation framework which integrates the simulation process of hurricane rainfall and wind hazard. This study is divided into two parts. The main objective of the first part is to develop a method for the estimation of the hurricane wind field parameters radius to maximum wind speeds (R_max) and Holland B parameter (B). The second part develops a stochastic model to simulate hurricane rainfall, which is named the ‘NormRain ...


Role Of Opinion Sharing On The Emergency Evacuation Dynamics, Aravinda Ramakrishnan Srinivasan May 2018

Role Of Opinion Sharing On The Emergency Evacuation Dynamics, Aravinda Ramakrishnan Srinivasan

Doctoral Dissertations

Emergency evacuation is a critical research topic and any improvement to the existing evacuation models will help in improving the safety of the evacuees. Currently, there are evacuation models that have either an accurate movement model or a sophisticated decision model. Individuals in a crowd tend to share and propagate their opinion. This opinion sharing part is either implicitly modeled or entirely overlooked in most of the existing models. Thus, one of the overarching goal of this research is to the study the effect of opinion evolution through an evacuating crowd. First, the opinion evolution in a crowd was modeled ...


Predictors Of Social Vulnerability : A Multilevel Analysis., Regardt J. Ferreira May 2013

Predictors Of Social Vulnerability : A Multilevel Analysis., Regardt J. Ferreira

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Over the past three decades there has been a rapid increase in the number of disasters occurring worldwide that affect communities, households and individuals. The increase in disasters and the associated impacts are evident in our society. The impact of disasters can have more chronic impacts generating social and economic hardship, loss of employment, dissolution of personal relationships, and the long-term decline of physical and mental health. A study was undertaken to develop an understanding of the predictors of individual social vulnerability on individuals nested within communities. The Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System and 14 other community level data sources ...


Romer V. Evans: Judicial Judgment Or Emotive Utterance?, Monte E. Kuligowski May 2012

Romer V. Evans: Judicial Judgment Or Emotive Utterance?, Monte E. Kuligowski

Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development

No abstract provided.


Lower Extremity-Specific Measures Of Disability And Outcomes In Orthopaedic Surgery, Matthew V. Smith, Sandra E. Klein, John C. Clohisy, Geneva R. Baca, Robert H. Brophy, Rick W. Wright Mar 2012

Lower Extremity-Specific Measures Of Disability And Outcomes In Orthopaedic Surgery, Matthew V. Smith, Sandra E. Klein, John C. Clohisy, Geneva R. Baca, Robert H. Brophy, Rick W. Wright

Open Access Publications

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Worshiping Separation: Worship In Limited Public Forums And The Establishment Clause , William A. Glaser Jan 2012

Worshiping Separation: Worship In Limited Public Forums And The Establishment Clause , William A. Glaser

Pepperdine Law Review

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Same Sex Marriage: Does The Constitution Or State Constitution Support Same-Sex Marriages?, Sonja Seehusen Mar 2011

Same Sex Marriage: Does The Constitution Or State Constitution Support Same-Sex Marriages?, Sonja Seehusen

University of the District of Columbia Law Review

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Separating Church And State: Transfers Of Government Land As Cures For Establishment Clause Violations, Paul Forster Dec 2009

Separating Church And State: Transfers Of Government Land As Cures For Establishment Clause Violations, Paul Forster

Chicago-Kent Law Review

The note examines one of the issues currently before the Supreme Court in Salazar v. Buono, the case concerning a Latin cross war memorial in the Mojave desert. The issue is whether the government may, by transferring land to private parties, cure Establishment Clause violations caused by permanent displays that contain religious imagery. The article surveys the Court's Establishment Clause jurisprudence as it applies to permanent displays, discussing the sometimes-used and sometimes-ignored Lemon-endorsement standard and the potential shift to a coercion standard. It concludes by arguing that even under the Lemon-endorsement standard, courts should often allow the ...


Author Index May 2008

Author Index

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Issue 2: Annual Survey 2007 Table Of Contents Nov 2007

Issue 2: Annual Survey 2007 Table Of Contents

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Rethinking Dui Law In Virginia, Monte Kuligowski Nov 2007

Rethinking Dui Law In Virginia, Monte Kuligowski

University of Richmond Law Review

As the demand for safer roadways needs little supporting argument, I turn to the constitutional problem of strict criminal liability law, followed with a brief analysis of criminal intent and strict liability law within the criminal system, some examples of how other states have responded to the inherent tensions, and a few specific thoughts for the legislature to consider.


Does The Declaration Of Independence Pass The Lemon Test?, Monte Kuligowski Apr 2007

Does The Declaration Of Independence Pass The Lemon Test?, Monte Kuligowski

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy

In 2004, Walt Disney Pictures released the motion picture, “National Treasure.” The main character, Benjamin Gates, discovers that the United States Declaration of Independence contains a treasure map on the backside of its old parchment, leading to unfathomable wealth of unprecedented historic significance. Gates discovers the symbols of the map because they are not apparent to the natural eye. One must look through a special lens to find the treasure. So it is with the real Declaration. We need not look to fantasy to discover unfathomable wealth of unprecedented historic significance. Hidden from the dualistic, secular eye, we find in ...


Uncertainty Quantification Of Satellite Precipitation Estimation And Monte Carlo Assessment Of The Error Propagation Into Hydrologic Response, Hamid Moradkhani, Yang Hong, Soroosh Sorooshian Aug 2006

Uncertainty Quantification Of Satellite Precipitation Estimation And Monte Carlo Assessment Of The Error Propagation Into Hydrologic Response, Hamid Moradkhani, Yang Hong, Soroosh Sorooshian

Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

The aim of this paper is to foster the development of an end-to-end uncertainty analysis framework that can quantify satellite-based precipitation estimation error characteristics and to assess the influence of the error propagation into hydrological simulation. First, the error associated with the satellite-based precipitation estimates is assumed as a nonlinear function of rainfall space-time integration scale, rain intensity, and sampling frequency. Parameters of this function are determined by using high-resolution satellite-based precipitation estimates and gauge-corrected radar rainfall data over the southwestern United States. Parameter sensitivity analysis at 16 selected 5ø ? 5ø latitude-longitude grids shows about 12?16% of variance of ...


1990 Commencement Program, Seattle University Jan 1990

1990 Commencement Program, Seattle University

Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


The Members Of The Mariological Society Of America, Mariological Society Of America Jan 1989

The Members Of The Mariological Society Of America, Mariological Society Of America

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


The Members Of The Mariological Society Of America, Mariological Society Of America Jan 1988

The Members Of The Mariological Society Of America, Mariological Society Of America

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


Recent Cases: Federal Courts. Removal Jurisdiction Of Suits "Arising Under" Federal Statute. Fair Labor Standards Act, Law Review Editors Jun 1942

Recent Cases: Federal Courts. Removal Jurisdiction Of Suits "Arising Under" Federal Statute. Fair Labor Standards Act, Law Review Editors

University of Chicago Law Review

No abstract provided.