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Measuring Airport Resiliency to Natural Disasters and Other Hazards


Defining and quantifying airport resiliency can be challenging, particularly with the wide variation of events that could disrupt operations and the significant differences between airports (such as size, operations, geographic location, etc.). There have been several resources developed for airports to assess their risk to climate change factors, and to integrate climate risk management into existing systems. There is no methodology to measure and track an airport's resiliency capacity over time however, to determine if adaptation measures taken to mitigate risks result in quantifiable benefits.


The objective of this research idea is to develop a method to measure the resilience of an airport against a potential hazard or natural disaster.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/11/2021
Index Terms:Disaster resilience, Airports, Risk assessment, Weather, Climate change, Performance measurement,
Cosponsoring Committees: 
Safety and Human Factors
Security and Emergencies
Terminals and Facilities

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