HAZUS

Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based model developed by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designed to estimate infrastructure loss estimates due to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Developer
FEMA
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.fema.gov
Spatial Resolution
The model is GIS compatible and the spatial resolution is defined on the census tract scale.
Temporal Resolution
Steady state analyses are paired with probabilistic risk based storm assessments.
Outputs
Outputs include damages, flood extents, and risk characteristics.
Intended User
decision maker
Model Type
decision making
Inclusion of Climate Change
What-If analysis is included in the model and could be used to incorporate climate conditions, but the capabilities of this functionality are not specified in detail.
Geographic Region
USA
Data Requirements
some data sets built in
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
scenarios by hand only
Coding Language
GUI
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
deterministic
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
31-May-19
User Manual
go to documentation at www.fema.gov