A Hurricane Decision Simulator for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Forces in New Orleans
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We build a computer-based tool to help train U.S. Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) decision makers prepare for a hurricane affecting New Orleans. The hurricane decision simulator shows the user simulated hurricane forecasts, including track and wind-speed probability forecasts, stepping through the evolution of a storm. The hurricane forecast is updated at time steps corresponding to six hours of real- world time beginning 120 hours or more before expected landfall, and the user is asked to make decisions regarding preparation and evacuation based on the forecasts.
Presented at Western Decision Sciences Institute (WDSI 2015) conference March 31- April 3, 2015
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