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An advanced climate resilience indicator framework for airports: A UK case study

Poo, MC-P, Yang, Z, Dimitriu, D and Qu, Z (2021) An advanced climate resilience indicator framework for airports: A UK case study. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 101. ISSN 1361-9209

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Abstract

Due to increased extreme weather events, climate adaptation has become an essential issue to be addressed by all transport infrastructures, including airports. This paper aims to develop a Climate Resilience Indicator (CRI) framework for assessing airport climate resilience, which for the first time, considers: climate exposure, vulnerability and adaptive capacity simultaneously and advances the development of climate risk analysis of airports to a point where their adaptation and resilience can be quantified under uncertainty in data. Climate-related data was collected from multiple sources to evaluate an airport's performance against each indicator. An evidential reasoning (ER) approach is used to evaluate each airport by integrating all the indicators to derive its final CRI score. The findings provide valuable insights into how urgently an airport needs to deal with climate change and reveal information to help with resource allocation for different airports nationally through proactive adaptation planning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0502 Environmental Science and Management, 1205 Urban and Regional Planning, 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 09:38
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 09:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.trd.2021.103099
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16044

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