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Perception of intense precipitation events by public opinion

Delitala, Alessandro M. S. (2005) Perception of intense precipitation events by public opinion. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 5 , p. 499-503. eISSN 1684-9981. Article.

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Abstract

A survey of four years of local newspapers over the island of Sardinia was conducted. Articles were compared against meteorological observations in order to understand how efficiently intense precipitation events are perceived. The comparison showed that, on a wide and heterogeneous area, public opinion perceives correctly 44% of events and its perception is unbiased. If, however, the focus is placed upon urban areas, the ability to perceive grows to 66%, but an “overperception” of 33% arises. If focus is finally placed upon rural areas, skills worsen, several events are missed and a significant negative bias is detected.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:665
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Intense precipitation events, public perception, Sardinia
Subjects:Area 04 - Scienze della terra > GEO/12 Oceanografia e fisica dell'atmosfera
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > SAR-Servizio Agrometereologico Regionale per la Sardegna, Sassari
Publisher:European Geosciences Union
eISSN:1684-9981
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:02

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