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A GIS based Approach to Environmental Vulnerability

  • Roberto Bubbico
  • Roberta Carta
  • Sergio Di Cave
  • Leonardo G. Luccone
  • Barbara Mazzarotta
  • Barbara Silvetti
Conference paper

Abstract

The paper proposes a method for assessing the environmental vulnerability in the surroundings of a hazardous establishment based on the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This approach uses GIS data to identify and quantify the presence of the different environmental targets in the study area and probit functions derived from consequence analysis to assess the vulnerability of each target to the hazards as a function of their distance from the site. Vulnerability maps can be rapidly obtained for each environmental target, which may be combined, assigning proper weights to each element, to get the overall environmental vulnerability.

Keywords

Geographical Information System Environmental Target Environmental Element Emission Point Environmental Vulnerability 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Bubbico
    • 1
  • Roberta Carta
    • 1
  • Sergio Di Cave
    • 1
  • Leonardo G. Luccone
    • 1
  • Barbara Mazzarotta
    • 1
  • Barbara Silvetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria ChimicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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