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Selecting among rules induced from a hurricane database

John A. Major, John J. Mangano
1995 Journal of Intelligent Information Systems  
For example, we applied a commercial tool (IXL tin) to a 1,819 record tropical storm database, yielding 161 rules.  ...  Applying the strategy to the induced rulebase yielded 10 "genuinely interesting" rules.  ...  Phase 2: Identify technically Interesting rules Technically interesting (TI) rules are selected among PI rules according to a recursively defined principle based on the simplicity and statistical significance  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf00962821 fatcat:skof2otfkbfovexx7yosuxy45q

A "sufficient" condition combination for rapid intensifications of tropical cyclones

Ruixin Yang, Donglian Sun, Jiang Tang
2008 Geophysical Research Letters  
Data mining techniques are implemented to the data for SHIPS (Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme), an operational hurricane intensity forecasting model, to identify the "optimal" RI condition  ...  eddy flux convergence) gives such a high RI probability that the combination can be considered as a sufficient condition for RI, which almost guarantees that an RI will take place.  ...  The authors would like to thank Mark DeMaria for providing the 2003 SHIPS data and Christian Borgelt for making his implementation of the Apriori association rule algorithm available.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2008gl035222 fatcat:xhi4n6d77fakvl23tyo7rihpri

Evaluating the Likelihood of Tree Failure in Naples, Florida (United States) Following Hurricane Irma

Ryan W. Klein, Andrew K. Koeser, Brian Kane, Shawn M. Landry, Heather Shields, Stephen Lloyd, Gail Hansen
2020 Forests  
The proportion of individuals in each damage category varied among species, stem diameter at 1.4 m above ground, and the presence of utility lines, which was a proxy for maintenance.  ...  In hurricane-prone regions like Florida, USA, the regular occurrence of hurricanes has provided an opportunity to assess factors that influence the likelihood of wind-induced tree failure and develop species  ...  In light of this, variability among species within each hurricane and within a species among hurricanes is evident.  ... 
doi:10.3390/f11050485 fatcat:7tlg63z55rgyzaobipc35gjttu

Another move toward the minimum consistent subset: a tabu search approach to the condensed nearest neighbor rule

V. Cerveron, F.J. Ferri
2001 IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part B (Cybernetics)  
This paper presents a new approach to the selection of prototypes for the nearest neighbor rule which aims at obtaining an optimal or close-to-optimal solution.  ...  The results obtained suggest that the tabu search condensing algorithm offers a very good tradeoff between computational burden and the optimality of the prototypes selected.  ...  Among these approaches, prototype selection (PS) techniques aim at obtaining a convenient set of prototypes from an initially given set in such a way that the plain 1-NN rule using these selected (and  ... 
doi:10.1109/3477.931531 pmid:18244804 fatcat:on6vr4afyrbpnf3jxhgfcptkbi

A Web-Based Task-Tracking Collaboration System for the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model

Raul Garcia, Diana Machado, Hsin-Yu Ha, Yimin Yang, Shu-Ching Chen, Shahid Hamid
2014 Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing  
to insured losses caused by hurricane winds.  ...  The Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model (FPHLM) is a large scale, multidisciplinary project developed to assist the state of Florida with the regulation of residential insurance premiums as they relate  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work is partially supported by the FL OIR under the Hurricane Loss Projection Model project.  ... 
doi:10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257662 dblp:conf/colcom/GarciaMHYCH14 fatcat:kexl7kbzzfgbjb7kop4uuyzz6u

Evacuation planning for plausible worst case inundation scenarios in Honolulu, Hawaii

Karl Kim, PhD, Pradip Pant, PhD, Eric Yamashita, MURP
2015 Journal of Emergency Management  
The first model simulated storm surge from a category 4 hurricane similar to Hurricane Iniki which devastated the island of Kauai in 1992.  ...  Based on the flood depths, the ruling hazard (hurricane, tsunami, or riverine flooding) for each grid cell was determined.  ...  The first simulated a category 4 storm, similar to Hurricane Iniki which hit Kauai in 1992, with a central pressure ranging from 910 to 970 mbar and maximum sustained winds ranging from 90 to 150 mph.  ... 
doi:10.5055/jem.2015.0223 pmid:25902293 fatcat:evdorxht5fc3lc5bpydy6rs62i

Comparative data mining analysis for information retrieval of MODIS images: monitoring lake turbidity changes at Lake Okeechobee, Florida

Ni-Bin Chang
2009 Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  
Among potential candidates might be empirical regression, neural network model, support vector machine, genetic algorithm/genetic programming, analytical equation, etc.  ...  In the remote sensing field, a frequently recurring question is: Which computational intelligence or data mining algorithms are most suitable for the retrieval of essential information given that most  ...  Acknowledgments Financial and administrative support from the US EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory and South Florida Water Management District is gratefully acknowledged. The U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.3244644 fatcat:owx4ddcjm5ffnhbhw7gj6nmmci

Achieving safer and more economical buildings through database-assisted, reliability-based design for wind

Emil Simiu, Fahim Sadek, Timothy M. Whalen, Seokkwon Jang, Le-Wu Lu, Sofia M.C. Diniz, Andrea Grazini, Michael A. Riley
2003 Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics  
We illustrate DAD's capability to obtain, for the first time in a wind engineering context, realistic estimates of ultimate limit states due to local or global buckling failure.  ...  Their results were then used to create drastically simplifying standard aerodynamic tables and plots designed for slide-rule era calculations and entailing errors that can exceed 50%.  ...  moments induced by wind at cross section a of frame b.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2003.09.017 fatcat:jcen6vg3jzdl5jgb5t4min5dgu

Long-run Consequences of Exposure to Natural Disasters

Krzysztof Karbownik, Anthony Wray
2019 Journal of Labor Economics  
Difference-in-differences estimates indicate that white males who were born in the South and experienced a hurricane either in utero or as infants had lower income at ages 42 to 53.  ...  We utilize the individual-level World War I Draft Registration Cards matched to late-nineteenth century hurricane paths and the 1940 U.S.  ...  Prenatal stress induced by hurricanes (Currie and Rossin-Slater 2013) is distinct from environmental toxins (Isen et al. 2016) and infectious disease (Schwandt 2016) as a pathway linking the mild shock  ... 
doi:10.1086/702652 fatcat:3knd2qiiwfhsrh3lkokic6i45y

Evolution of vulnerability of communities facing repeated hazards

Allison C. Reilly, Seth D. Guikema, Laiyin Zhu, Takeru Igusa, Igor Linkov
2017 PLoS ONE  
An illustrative example using parcellevel data from Anne Arundel County, Maryland-a county that experiences fairly frequent hurricanes-is presented to illustrate the methodology and to demonstrate how  ...  The decisions that individuals make when recovering from and adapting to repeated hazards affect a region's vulnerability in future hazards.  ...  For simplicity, we use the region's historical hurricane record since 1851. These data are gathered from the National Hurricane Center's Historical Tracks Database [67] .  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0182719 pmid:28953893 pmcid:PMC5617152 fatcat:jgbakqvcyfbrdjrcqhlmbjikla

Exploring the Spatial Characteristics of Typhoon-Induced Vegetation Damages in the Southeast Coastal Area of China from 2000 to 2018

Lizhen Lu, Chuyi Wu, Liping Di
2020 Remote Sensing  
The southeast coastal area of China (SCAC), a typhoon-prone area with a long coastline, suffers severe damage from typhoons almost every year.  ...  Firstly, the values of disaster vegetation damage index (DVDI), difference in enhanced vegetation index (DEVI), and normalized difference vegetation index (DNDVI) for the 28 selected landing typhoons in  ...  We would also thanks Yue Zhu, a graduate student from Zheijiang University for the data preprocessing. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12101692 fatcat:xjet32dqa5hvtbxp2agur33exm

Peril of the Shallows?: Elevated Arsenic in Kelp Supplements

Cynthia Washam
2007 Environmental Health Perspectives  
One project supports ongoing efforts to study and mitigate the health effects of flood-induced indoor mold, particularly asthma among exposed children.  ...  A user-friendly interface provides access to project-relevant databases and data integration tools.  ... 
doi:10.1289/ehp.115-a212b fatcat:bkgggibv3jhxjc2qqqf5ma35zq

Door of Perception: NIEHS Portal Shows Way to Better Disaster Response

Charles W. Schmidt
2007 Environmental Health Perspectives  
One project supports ongoing efforts to study and mitigate the health effects of flood-induced indoor mold, particularly asthma among exposed children.  ...  A user-friendly interface provides access to project-relevant databases and data integration tools.  ... 
doi:10.1289/ehp.115-a213a fatcat:effadnx35rcjhkdokpmqxbvu34

A New Compilation of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1851–98*

Michael Chenoweth
2014 Journal of Climate  
A comprehensive new compilation of North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity for the years 1851-98 is presented and compared with the second-generation North Atlantic hurricane database (HURDAT2) for the  ...  A total of 90 hurricanes made landfall in the United States during this time. Seven new U.S. landfalling hurricanes are present in the new dataset but not in HURDAT2.  ...  Although the present database only contains main synoptic hour data, it can include any selected time.  ... 
doi:10.1175/jcli-d-13-00771.1 fatcat:fd5k2fz6n5ac3bc5hbg4x5hcvy

Weathering the storm: Hurricanes and birth outcomes

Janet Currie, Maya Rossin-Slater
2013 Journal of Health Economics  
We find that exposure to a hurricane during pregnancy increases the probability of complications of labor and delivery, and of abnormal conditions of the newborn such as being on a ventilator more than  ...  We use millions of individual birth records to examine the effects of exposure to hurricanes during pregnancy.  ...  Data on Storms and Hurricanes Our data on hurricanes and severe storms comes from The Weather Underground Hurricane Archive, a publicly available database of information on all North Atlantic, East Pacific  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.01.004 pmid:23500506 pmcid:PMC3649867 fatcat:4smn5gtpvbaarmug4vgbyny2j4
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