Dams vs Faltalities presentation5

Dams vs Faltalities presentation5 - (Sabino Canyon Dam)...

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Unformatted text preview: (Sabino Canyon Dam) Presenters: Melissa Stevenson, Tessa McManus, Hyekyoung Lee, Colin Clark, and Pr incess Souvenir I SP 203L- Spr ing 2010 (Kinsey, 2006) I ntroduction: (Observations)- Do Larger dams usually more fatalities than smaller ones. -I s there a predictable relationship between dams and the amount of fatalities?-Can dam size help us limit the amount of fatalities? Hypothesis: As f looding discharge from dam malfunctions increases, fatalities also increase . Why this hypothesis:-I t is impor tant to study how the size of dams affect fatalities, so we can limit the amount of fatalities due t o f looding. Parameters:-Total (water) discharge of dams (I ndependent)-Measured in cubic met ers-Fatalities (Dependent)-Measured in the number of people Sample Size:-Six dams around the world-Situ Gintung-Buffalo creek in West Virginia-Kelly Bar nes Dam in Georgia-Lawn Lake Dam in Colorado-The Stava tailings Dam-Baldwin Hills Reser voir Controls: the time per iod of the f looding (1910-2010); and credit able sources. Assumptions: that all recorded fatalities were in fact due t o dam failure, not a subsequent natural hazards. Lawn Lake Disaster (American Greetings, 2010)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course ISP 203L taught by Professor Ngsala during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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