A Fully validated tsunami vulnerability assessment model (the "PTVAM" model)

Dale Dominey-Howes, Maria Papathoma

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


    The “PTVAM” tsunami vulnerability assessment model (Papathoma and Dominey-Howes, 2003; Papathoma et al., 2003), like all models, requires validation. We use the results from post-tsunami surveys in the Maldives following the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to ‘evaluate’ the appropriateness of the PTVAM attributes to understanding spatial and temporal vulnerability to tsunami damage and loss. We find that some of the PTVAM attributes are significantly important and others moderately important to understanding and assessing vulnerability. Some attributes require further investigation. Based upon the ground-truth data, we make several modifications to the model framework and propose a revised version (a fully validated) of the PTVAM (PTVAM 2).
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventTsunami Symposium (3rd : 2006) - Honolulu, Hawaii
    Duration: 23 May 200625 May 2006


    ConferenceTsunami Symposium (3rd : 2006)
    CityHonolulu, Hawaii


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