Improved Seismic Monitoring—Improved Decision-Making, describes and assesses the varied economic benefits potentially derived from modernizing and expanding seismic monitoring activities in the United States. These benefits include more effective loss avoidance regulations and strategies, improved understanding of earthquake processes, better engineering design, more effective hazard mitigation strategies, and improved emergency response and recovery. The economic principles that must be applied to determine potential benefits are reviewed and the report concludes that although there is insufficient information available at present to fully quantify all the potential benefits, the annual dollar costs for improved seismic monitoring are in the tens of millions and the potential annual dollar benefits are in the hundreds of millions.
National Research Council. 2006. Improved Seismic Monitoring - Improved Decision-Making: Assessing the Value of Reduced Uncertainty. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11327.
|2 The Role of Seismic Monitoring in Decision-Making||42-61|
|3 Conceptual Framework for Benefit Estimation and a Taxonomy of Benefits||62-76|
|4 Benefits from Improved Earthquake Hazard Assessment and Forecasting||77-104|
|5 Benefits from Improved Loss Estimation Models||105-115|
|6 Benefits from Performance-Based Engineering||116-131|
|7 Benefits for Emergency Response and Recovery||132-143|
|8 Integrating the Benefits--Conclusions and Recommendations||144-158|
|Appendix A: Excerpts from Bernknopf et al. (1993), “Societal Value of Geologic Maps”||167-178|
|Appendix B: Committee and Staff Biographies||179-181|
|Appendix C: Acronyms and Abbreviations||182-184|
The Chapter Skim search tool presents what we've algorithmically identified as the most significant single chunk of text within every page in the chapter. You may select key terms to highlight them within pages of each chapter.
The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:
Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:
Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.
To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, pleaseclick here to view more information.