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Título: Casualties distribution in human and natural hazards
Autor: Pinto, Carla M.A.
Lopes, A.Mendes
Machado, J.A.Tenreiro
Palavras-chave: Casualties distribution
Power law behavior
Double power law
Data: 2014
Editora: Springer
Resumo: Catastrophic events, such as wars and terrorist attacks, big tornadoes and hurricanes, huge earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and landslides, are always accompanied by a large number of casualties. The size distribution of these casualties have separately been shown to follow approximate power law (PL) distributions. In this paper, we analyze the number of victims of catastrophic phenomena, in particular, terrorism, and find double PL behavior. This means that the data set is better approximated by two PLs instead of one. We have plotted the two PL parameters corresponding to all terrorist events occurred in every year, from 1980 to 2010. We observe an interesting pattern in the chart, where the lines, that connect each pair of points defining the double PLs, are roughly aligned to each other.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/7005
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7183-3_16
ISBN: 978-94-007-7183-3
Versão do Editor: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-7183-3_16
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