Accession Number : AD0812989

Title :   POSTATTACK FOOD AVAILABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY--A CASE STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Billheimer, John W.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : This report describes an analytic technique designed to forecast the postattack availability and accessibility of critcal foodstuffs in a single municipality. The described technique employs utilization charts, distribution diagrams, and seasonal inventory data to provide quantitative models of the normal preattack flow of individual commodities to local consumers. Estimates of postattack commodity flow are obtained by applying appropriate damage assessment procedures to critical elements of the preattack distribution models. The techniques developed in this report are applied in a case study of the effects of a hypothetical attack on food availability and accessibility in San Jose, California. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTION(ECONOMICS)), (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, RECOVERY), (*FOOD, CIVIL DEFENSE, PREDICTIONS, CALIFORNIA, FLOW CHARTING, INVENTORY CONTROL, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, TRANSPORTATION, BEVERAGES, CEREALS, MEAT, VEGETABLES, FATS, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, PRODUCTION, EGGS, SEAFOOD.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE