SEDAC Hazards Mapper
The SEDAC Hazards Mapper enables users to visualize data and map layers related to Socioeconomic, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, and Environment and analyze potential impacts and exposure. The web app mashups layers from various sources including SEDAC, NASA LANCE, NASA GIBS, USGS, NOAA, ESRI, and others.
The nuclear power plants and reactors data can be visualized as a map layer in the Hazards Mapper.
Example Use Cases
- You are a correspondent for a popular newspaper. You are at your home in leafy green Palisades, NY, when you get a call from the editor about a breaking story. There is a transformer fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. You load the SEDAC Hazards Mapper and locate Indian Point, and you set up a buffer of 50km around the plant in order to calculate the population that might be affected should the problem grow worse.
- You are engaged in post-earthquake risk assessment for the Tohuko Earthquake in 2011. You are in the field, and you want to quickly identify how many nuclear power facilitates might be impacted by the quake and the associated Tsunami. You draw a circle that is 50 km in radius from Namie and identify two nuclear power facilities and six dams and get an estimate of the population. You remove the buffer and you click on each facility to get a bird’s eye view. These power plants and dams are added to a list of facilities that require on-sight inspections.