ON DAMAGE ASSESSMENT MODELS,
HUDSON INST INC HARMON-ON-HUDSON N Y
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Comparisons are presented for 14 computerized damage-assessment models developed by 8 organizations. Comparative methods of specifying designated and actual ground-zeros, location and distribution of population and other assets, casualties, property damage and fallout deposition are described. Subsidiary models for damage and injury as a function of burst distance for blast, fallout intensity as a function of weapon size, distance and wind speed, radiation mortality as a function of equivalent residual dose ERD, and firespread as a function of fuel density, distribution and wind conditions, among others, are discussed. Approximations and potential sources of error are listed together with some comments regarding the need for sensitivity analysis and the implications of model uncertainties for modes of use.
- Civil Defense