Homework 2: Disaster Risk Assessment
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1. These two sources provide temperature data for extreme heat: *
5 points
2. Excess Risk Temperature (ERT) for the New York case study used this temperature value as threshold for heat stress: *
5 points
3. One of the indicators used by New York’s Environment Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is: *
5 points
4. This is the source of NASA data used by New York’s EPHT: *
5 points
5. Between 2012-2016 New York State experienced more cold-related hospitalizations compared to heat-related hospitalizations: *
5 points
6. This web-based tool from WRI provides a Water Risk Atlas: *
5 points
7. Click on the following link and zoom into Mozambique: https://www.wri.org/applications/aqueduct/country-rankings/?indicator=rfr. The Riverine Flood Risk in Mozambique is: *
5 points
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: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/firms. What NASA instruments are used by FIRMS for near real-time fire monitoring? *
5 points
9. Using PDC’s Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA) Framework, which of the following are components of risk? *
5 points
10. What is the name of PDC's platform for early warning and multi-hazard monitoring? *
5 points
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