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Title: Developing a Climate-Induced Social Vulnerability Index for Urban Areas: A Case Study of East Tennessee

Abstract

Census American Community Survey 2008-2012 data are used to construct a spatially explicit Climate-Induced Social Vulnerability Index (CSVI) for the East Tennessee area. This CSVI is a combination of a Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) and a Climate Index. A method is replicated and adapted to derive a custom SVI by Census tract for the counties participating in the East Tennessee Index, and a Climate Index is developed for the same area based on indicators for climate hazards. The resulting datasets are exported as a raster to be integrated and combined within the Urban Climate Adaptation Tool (Urban-CAT) to act as an indicator for communities which may be differentially vulnerable to changes in climate. Results for the SVI are mapped separately from the complete CSVI in this document as results for the latter are in development.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1399986
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2017/353
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Omitaomu, Olufemi A., and Carvalhaes, Thomaz M.. Developing a Climate-Induced Social Vulnerability Index for Urban Areas: A Case Study of East Tennessee. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1399986.
Omitaomu, Olufemi A., & Carvalhaes, Thomaz M.. Developing a Climate-Induced Social Vulnerability Index for Urban Areas: A Case Study of East Tennessee. United States. doi:10.2172/1399986.
Omitaomu, Olufemi A., and Carvalhaes, Thomaz M.. Fri . "Developing a Climate-Induced Social Vulnerability Index for Urban Areas: A Case Study of East Tennessee". United States. doi:10.2172/1399986. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399986.
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title = {Developing a Climate-Induced Social Vulnerability Index for Urban Areas: A Case Study of East Tennessee},
author = {Omitaomu, Olufemi A. and Carvalhaes, Thomaz M.},
abstractNote = {Census American Community Survey 2008-2012 data are used to construct a spatially explicit Climate-Induced Social Vulnerability Index (CSVI) for the East Tennessee area. This CSVI is a combination of a Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) and a Climate Index. A method is replicated and adapted to derive a custom SVI by Census tract for the counties participating in the East Tennessee Index, and a Climate Index is developed for the same area based on indicators for climate hazards. The resulting datasets are exported as a raster to be integrated and combined within the Urban Climate Adaptation Tool (Urban-CAT) to act as an indicator for communities which may be differentially vulnerable to changes in climate. Results for the SVI are mapped separately from the complete CSVI in this document as results for the latter are in development.},
doi = {10.2172/1399986},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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