• The determination of the luni-solar variations in the magnetic elements at Sitka, Alaska

      Cain, Joseph C. (Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, 1953-11-30)
      The Chapman-Miller method of calculating harmonic coefficients for luni-solar daily variations is here applied to the hourly values of the magnetic elements at Sitka, Alaska for the period 1902-1952. The formation of the group sum sequences for groupings of the data according to solar activity, magnetic activity, lunar phase and lunar distance using punched card methods is described.
    • PEDESTRIAN TRAVEL-TIME MAPS FOR SITKA, ALASKA: An anisotropic model to support tsunami evacuation planning

      Macpherson, Amy; Gardine, Lea; Nicolsky, Dmitry (2020-06)
      Tsunami-induced pedestrian evacuation for Sitka is evaluated using an anisotropic modeling approach developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The method is based on path-distance algorithms and accounts for variations in land cover and directionality in the slope of terrain. We model evacuation of pedestrians to exit points from the tsunami hazard zone. The pedestrian travel is restricted to the roads only. Results presented here are intended to provide guidance to local emergency management agencies for tsunami inundation assessment, evacuation planning, and public education to mitigate future tsunami hazards.