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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Acronyms." National Research Council. 2006. Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11671.
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Appendix A
Acronyms

AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAG Association of American Geographers

AAG GCLP Association of American Geographers Global Change and Local Places

ABAG Association of Bay Area Governments

APA American Planning Association

ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers

ASFPM Association of State Floodplain Managers

AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

CAT Computerized Axial Tomography

CATI Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing

CERT Community Emergency Response Training

CMS Civil and Mechanical Systems

CPE Complex Political Emergency

CSEPP Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program

CTA Call-to-Action

DEM Division of Emergency Management

DHS Department of Homeland Security

DMA 2000 Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000

DOD Department of Defense

DOI Department of the Interior

DRC Disaster Research Center

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Acronyms." National Research Council. 2006. Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11671.
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DRSS Disaster Research in the Social Sciences

EERC Earthquake Engineering Research Center

EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

EMI Emergency Management Institute

EMON Emergent Multi-Organizational Network

EOC Emergency Operations Center

EOP Executive Office of the President

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

EqTAP Development of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Technologies and Their Integration for the Asia-Pacific Region

ETE Evacuation Time Estimate

FDAA Federal Disaster Assistance Administration

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FIRESCOPE Firefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies

GAO Government Accountability Office

GIS Geographic Information System

GNP Gross National Product

GPS Global Positioning Sysetm

HBCU Historically Black College and University

HMGP Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

HRL Hazards Research Lab

HRRC Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center

HSAS Homeland Security Advisory System

HSD Human and Social Dynamics

HSPD Homeland Security Presidential Directive

HVA Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

IBHS Institute for Business and Home Safety

ICS Incident Command System

IDNDR International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction

IDR Interdisciplinary Research

IFRC International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IRB Institutional Review Board

IRCD International Research Committee on Disasters

ISA International Sociological Association

ISDR International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Acronyms." National Research Council. 2006. Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11671.
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LA RED Network of Social Studies in Disaster Prevention

LAC-DHS Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

LFE Learning from Earthquakes Program

LIDAR Light Detection and Ranging

LTER Long-Term Ecological Research

MAE Mid-America Earthquake Center

MCEER Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research

MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NAPA National Academy of Public Administration

NAS National Academy of Sciences

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCEER National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research

NCHM National Center for Hazards Mitigation

NEES Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

NEHRP National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

NEXRAD Next Generation Radar

NFIP National Flood Insurance Program

NGO Nongovernmental Organization

NHRAIC Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center

NIBS National Institute of Building Sciences

NIMS National Incident Management System

NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC National Research Council

NSC National Security Council

NSF National Science Foundation

NSN Neighborhood Survival Network

NVOAD National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

NWS National Weather Service

NWSCA National Water and Soil Conservation Authority

OES Office of Emergency Services

OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy

PDD Presidential Disaster Declaration

PEER Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

PEPPER Pre-Earthquake Planning for Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

PERI Public Entity Research Institute

PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Acronyms." National Research Council. 2006. Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11671.
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REU Research Experience for Undergraduates

RSAI Regional Science Association International

SARS Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center

SCEPP Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Project

SGER Small Grants for Exploratory Research

SHELDUS Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database for the United States

SME Subject Matter Expert

STIM School of Travel Industry Management

TSA Transportation Security Administration

UCC United Church of Christ

UCLA University of California, Los Angeles

UNCED UN Conference on Environment and Development

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

USC University of South Carolina

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

USGS U.S. Geological Survey

WCED World Commission on Economic Development

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Social science research conducted since the late 1970's has contributed greatly to society's ability to mitigate and adapt to natural, technological, and willful disasters. However, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and other recent events, hazards and disaster research and its application could be improved greatly. In particular, more studies should be pursued that compare how the characteristics of different types of events--including predictability, forewarning, magnitude, and duration of impact--affect societal vulnerability and response. This book includes more than thirty recommendations for the hazards and disaster community.

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