URBAN SNOW HAZARD IN THE UNITED STATES: A RESEARCH ASSESSMENT
This assessment addresses some of the problems involved in analyzing the snow hazard: to account for the natural event in such a way as to capture some of its complexity; to outline the factors contributing to social disruption; to enumerate the commonly practiced adjustments; and to combine these in a cost-effectiveness framework to aid the measurement of payoff from research. Research should follow several lines: analysis of local government finances and management related to snow removal; study of society's willingness to forego mobility and tolerate disruption, and of the performance of various mixes of snow-fighting equipment; research on the dissemination and content of warning messages; study of the feasibility of "snowfests;" and studies to improve the range of insurance available for catastrophic urban snow events.
University of Colorado, BoulderInstitute of Behavioral Science
Boulder, CO USA 80302
- Cochrane, H C
- Knowles, B A
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 60 p.
- TRT Terms: Equipment; Financing; Hazards; Insurance; Local government; Management; Research; Snow; Snow and ice control; Snow removal; Social factors; Warning systems
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Research; Society;
- Accession Number: 00098601
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM