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What-If Scenarios

Created Aug 12, 2020 (00:00) by Unknown User (Helen Gardner)

Scenarios designed to “investigate what will happen on the condition of some specified near-future events of great importance for future development” [Börjeson, L., Höjer,M., Dreborg,K., Ekvall, T., Finnveden,G. (2006). Scenario types and techniques: Towards a user's guide. Futures, 38(7), 723-739.]

Wiki

Created Jan 12, 2021 (14:53) by Unknown User (Rob Kooper)

A wiki is an application, typically a web application, which allows collaborative modification, extension, or deletion of its content and structure. In a typical wiki, text is written using a simplified markup language (known as "wiki markup") or a rich-text editor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki

Wildfire Urban Interface

Created Aug 12, 2020 (00:00) by Unknown User (Helen Gardner)

Emergency-Response "Areas where homes are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire." (International Association of Fire Chiefs 2019; web)

Wildland

Created Jan 12, 2021 (14:53) by Unknown User (Helen Gardner)

Wildfires "An area in which development is essentially non-existent, except for roads, railroads, powerlines, and similar transportation facilities. Structures, if any, are widely scattered." (The National Wildfire Coordinating Group 2019; web) Retrieved from https://www.nwcg.gov/glossary/a-z]

Wind Hazards

Created Aug 12, 2020 (00:00) by Unknown User (Helen Gardner)

Geoscience;Hazardous high-wind events can occur from tight pressure gradients, strong frontal systems, nor’easters, hurricanes and severe thunderstorms, which may produce straight line winds or tornadoes. High wind events may or may not be accompanied by precipitation and can vary in geographic extent, intensity, and duration. For example, events can range from short bursts of high-speed winds, such as with a severe thunderstorm, to longer periods of sustained winds from events such as a hurricane. [New York City Emergency Management Department, NYC Hazard Mitigation (2014). Retrieved from https://nychazardmitigation.com/hazard-specific/high-winds/what-is-the-hazard/]

Wind-Surge

Created Aug 12, 2020 (00:00) by Unknown User (Helen Gardner)

General "A wind-induced rise in the water level at the coast or the shore of an inland expanse of water. It has a definite frequency and if this is close to the tidal frequency serious flooding can result." (Collins English Dictionary; web) [Collins English Dictionary. (2019). Definition of 'wind surge'. Retrieved from https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/wind-surge]

WUI Fire-Prone Regions

Created Jan 12, 2021 (14:53) by Unknown User (Helen Gardner)

Fire-Safety "The regions where structures and other human developments meet or intermingle with wildland vegetative fuels (shrubs, trees and grasses)." (FIRESafe MARIN 2019; web) Retrieved from https://www.firesafemarin.org/wui]