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The building damage detection algorithms and VIEWS system documented here were funded as part of ImageCat Inc. and UCI research, conducted under MCEER Thrust Area III: Earthquake Response and Recovery (NSF Master Agreement EEC-9701471). Thanks are extended to UCI and the EERI Learning from Earthquakes Program, for purchasing the QuickBird satellite imagery. The efforts of EERI reconnaissance team members Farzad Naeim and Babak Mansouri, who deployed VIEWS in Bam, are gratefully acknowledged.


Adams, B.J., Huyck, C.K. and Eguchi, R.T. (2003a) The Boumerdes (Algeria) Earthquake of May 21, 2003: Preliminary Reconnaissance Using Remotely Sensed Data,

Adams, B.J., Huyck. C.K., Eguchi., R.T., Yamazaki, F. and Estrada, M. (2003b) Post-earthquake reconnaissance using satellite imagery: Boumerdes case study, In EERI (ed.) The Boumerdes, Algeria, Earthquake May 21, 2003, EERI: Oakland, Insert p. 1-8.

Berberian, M. (1997) 100 years; 126,000 deaths,

Berberian, M. (2004) Opinion: Taking action on earthquakes in Iran, In ISG (ed.) Earthquake Management in Iran. A Compilation of Literature on Earthquake Management, (564 kb), p. 21-25.

Eshghi, S. and Zare, M. (2003) Bam (SE Iran) earthquake of 26 December 2003, Mw6.5: A Preliminary Reconnaissance Report,

Eguchi, R.T., Huyck. C.K., Adams, B.J., Mansouri, B. Houshmand, B. and Shinozuka, M. (2003) Resilient disaster response: Using remote sensing technologies for post-disaster damage detection, In MCEER (ed.) Research Progress and Accomplishments 2001-2003, MCEER: Buffalo, p. 125-138.

IIEES (2004) Preliminary Report of Bam Earthquake,

IFRC (2004a) Earthquake victims in need of assistance for months

IFRC (2004b) Iran: Bam Earthquake Revised Emergency Appeal 25/2003,

IFRC (2004c) Iran: Bam Earthquake Revised Emergency Appeal No. 25/03Operations Update No. 5 Focus on Relief and Support to the Camps for the Homeless,

ISG (2004) Earthquake Management in Iran. A Compilation of Literature on Earthquake Management,

National Cartographic Center of Iran (2004) Earthquake Damage Map of Bam,

Online NewsHour (2003) Deadly Tremor in Iran,

Tavakoli, B. and Ghafory-Ashtiany, M. (1999) Seismic hazard assessment of Iran, Amali di Geofisica, 42(6): 1013-1022.

UN (2004) Flash Appeal. Bam Earthquake of 26 December 2003. Islamic Republic of Iran. Relief, Recovery and Immediate Rehabilitation,

USAID (2004) Iran Earthquake Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2004,

USGS (2004a) Magnitude 6.6 Southeastern Iran 2003 December 26 01:56:52 UTC: Preliminary Earthquake Report,

USGS (2004b) Poster of the Bam, Iran Earthquake of 26 December 2003 - Magnitude 6.6,

WFP (2003) WFP diverts high energy biscuits to Iran earthquake victims,


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