Homework 2: Disaster Risk Assessment
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Name (First Last)
1. These two sources provide temperature data for extreme heat:
NLDAS and TRMM
TRMM and MODIS
NLDAS and MODIS
None of the above
2. Excess Risk Temperature (ERT) for the New York case study used this temperature value as threshold for heat stress:
100 degrees F
83.8 degrees F
72.5 degrees F
3. One of the indicators used by New York’s Environment Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is:
Summer temperature anomalies
Summer precipitation anomalies
Annual ozone amount
4. This is the source of NASA data used by New York’s EPHT:
5. Between 2012-2016 New York State experienced more cold-related hospitalizations compared to heat-related hospitalizations:
6. This web-based tool from WRI provides a Water Risk Atlas:
7. Click on the following link and zoom into Mozambique:
. The Riverine Flood Risk in Mozambique is:
8. The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) uses NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) for near real-time fire monitoring. Click on the following link:
. What NASA instruments are used by FIRMS for near real-time fire monitoring?
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)
Fire Instrument Resource Environment (FIRE)
Options 1 & 2
9. Using PDC’s Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA) Framework, which of the following are components of risk?
Disaster Management Capabilities
All of the Above
10. What is the name of PDC's platform for early warning and multi-hazard monitoring?
Early Warning Observational Kit (EWOK)
Joint Experiment for Disaster Investigation (JEDI)
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