Occupancy model for RiskScape

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Cousins, W.J. 2015 Occupancy model for RiskScape. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science GNS Science report 2013/52 25 p. 

Abstract: Casualty modelling in response to geological and weather-related hazards requires that people be distributed amongst buildings and open spaces. A procedure has been developed that allows a risk modeller to define a temporal scenario, and then to appropriately allocate people to the various types of building and various types of open space that may be available in a region. Two distinct classes of open space are considered, near-building (where the earthquake risk is largely determined by the properties of a nearby building) and remote (where the earthquake risk is small but other risks may be high). Seven default temporal scenarios are developed, including midnight during winter and summer, a typical workday for winter and summer, a typical weekend day-time, winter and summer, and commute hour. (auth)