Towards an empirical vulnerability function for use in debris flow risk assessment

  title={Towards an empirical vulnerability function for use in debris flow risk assessment},
  author={S. Fuchs and Kurt F. Heiss and Johannes H{\"u}bl},
In quantitative risk assessment, risk is expressed as a function of the hazard, the elements at risk and the vulnerability. From a natural sciences perspective, vulnerability is defined as the expected degree of loss for an element at risk as a consequence of a certain event. The resulting value is dependent on the impacting process intensity and the susceptibility of the elements at risk, and ranges from 0 (no damage) to 1 (complete destruction). With respect to debris flows, the concept of… CONTINUE READING


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