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Title: Analysis of sheltering and evacuation strategies for a Chicago nuclear detonation scenario.

Abstract

Development of an effective strategy for shelter and evacuation is among the most important planning tasks in preparation for response to a low yield, nuclear detonation in an urban area. Extensive studies have been performed and guidance published that highlight the key principles for saving lives following such an event. However, region-specific data are important in the planning process as well. This study examines some of the unique regional factors that impact planning for a 10 kt detonation in Chicago. The work utilizes a single scenario to examine regional impacts as well as the shelter-evacuate decision alternatives at selected exemplary points. For many Chicago neighborhoods, the excellent assessed shelter quality available make shelter-in-place or selective transit to a nearby shelter a compelling post-detonation strategy.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1029774
Report Number(s):
SAND2011-6720
TRN: US201201%%184
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; CHICAGO; EXPLOSIONS; PLANNING; SHELTERS; URBAN AREAS

Citation Formats

Yoshimura, Ann S., and Brandt, Larry D. Analysis of sheltering and evacuation strategies for a Chicago nuclear detonation scenario.. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1029774.
Yoshimura, Ann S., & Brandt, Larry D. Analysis of sheltering and evacuation strategies for a Chicago nuclear detonation scenario.. United States. doi:10.2172/1029774.
Yoshimura, Ann S., and Brandt, Larry D. Thu . "Analysis of sheltering and evacuation strategies for a Chicago nuclear detonation scenario.". United States. doi:10.2172/1029774. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1029774.
@article{osti_1029774,
title = {Analysis of sheltering and evacuation strategies for a Chicago nuclear detonation scenario.},
author = {Yoshimura, Ann S. and Brandt, Larry D.},
abstractNote = {Development of an effective strategy for shelter and evacuation is among the most important planning tasks in preparation for response to a low yield, nuclear detonation in an urban area. Extensive studies have been performed and guidance published that highlight the key principles for saving lives following such an event. However, region-specific data are important in the planning process as well. This study examines some of the unique regional factors that impact planning for a 10 kt detonation in Chicago. The work utilizes a single scenario to examine regional impacts as well as the shelter-evacuate decision alternatives at selected exemplary points. For many Chicago neighborhoods, the excellent assessed shelter quality available make shelter-in-place or selective transit to a nearby shelter a compelling post-detonation strategy.},
doi = {10.2172/1029774},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}

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