Risk communication

After the virtual flood: risk perceptions and flood preparedness after virtual reality risk communication

Many individuals experience problems understanding and preparing for low-probability/high-impact risk, like natural disasters and pandemics – unless they experience these events, yet then it is often too late to avoid damages. Individuals with recent …

Testing a new hurricane scale

Testing a new hurricane scale. With Nadia Bloemendaal and Amy Polen.

Adequately reflecting the severity of tropical cyclones using the new Tropical Cyclone Severity Scale

For decades, meteorologists and governments have been warning communities in coastal areas for an imminent tropical cyclone (TC) using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS). The SSHWS categorizes a TC based on its maximum wind speed, and is …