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HYDRA Population and Economic Modeling

The HYDRA integration architecture is an effort to develop a service-oriented architecture for integrated Web-based access of LANL agent-modeling capabilities. The work here includes both semantic and syntactic interoperability issues, optimization, computing performance, human machine interface design, and multi-scale, multi-model simulation and analysis software integration.HYDRA Service-Oriented Architecture

The Los Alamos HYDRA effort is unusual—it is the first to use established industrial software technology to integrate simulation-based analysis and information systems.

HYDRA Service-Oriented Architecture for FASTPop, FastEcon, Restoration:
This tool includes integration of day/night population datasets (used by NISAC/IMAAC and generated by LANDSCAN) with existing tools for the calculation of plume exposure, flood inundation related loss of life, and blast effects into HYDRA.

Additionally, the HYDRA team integrates economic models and datasets into HYDRA for the automated calculation of economic losses related to plume exposure, flood inundation, blast effects, and infrastructure service interruption.

NISAC also develops tools to enumerate community costs and customer losses due to contamination/damage from chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) events or natural hazards and to estimate potential restoration costs.

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