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How to get there? Assessing motorists' flash flood risk perception on daily itineraries

How to get there? Assessing motorists' flash flood risk perception on daily itineraries Abstract Flash floods are characterized by their suddenness, fast and violent movement, rarity, small scale but high level of damage. They are particularly difficult to forecast accurately and there is little lead time for warning. This makes motorists especially vulnerable. Assuming that these flash flood hazard specificities may be the significant factors leading to difficulties for drivers to perceive danger, we used cognitive mapping combined with GIS data processing to assess motorists' flash flood risk perception on their daily itineraries. The analysis of 200 mental maps collected allows planners to have maps highlighting dangerous areas where risk perception is weak and to identify reasons for this. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environmental Hazards Taylor & Francis

How to get there? Assessing motorists' flash flood risk perception on daily itineraries

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1878-0059
eISSN
1747-7891
DOI
10.1016/j.envhaz.2007.07.005
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Abstract

Abstract Flash floods are characterized by their suddenness, fast and violent movement, rarity, small scale but high level of damage. They are particularly difficult to forecast accurately and there is little lead time for warning. This makes motorists especially vulnerable. Assuming that these flash flood hazard specificities may be the significant factors leading to difficulties for drivers to perceive danger, we used cognitive mapping combined with GIS data processing to assess motorists' flash flood risk perception on their daily itineraries. The analysis of 200 mental maps collected allows planners to have maps highlighting dangerous areas where risk perception is weak and to identify reasons for this.

Journal

Environmental HazardsTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: Flash floods; Risk perception; Motorists; Cognitive mapping

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