damage potential

damage potential

[′dam·ij pə‚ten·chəl]
(ordnance)
The damage which a projectile or explosive can be expected to do to a specific target.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The chairman called for the company to enter the territory of shale oil and was visibly exasperated when someone mentioned the environmental damage potential of oil shale.
Dr Khan said that the Collective Community Action (CCA) can play a vital role to mitigate damage potential and increase coping capacity of both drought and flood extremes by providing support to decision makers and to end users such as local authorities, non-governmental organizations and disaster prevention officers.
Though the storm path and damage potential remain difficult to ascertain at this point, catastrophe risk modeler Risk Management Solutions (RMS) noted that insured losses could reach $15 billion-$20 billion, projecting that Florence will be the strongest hurricane to make landfall over North Carolina since Hurricane Hazel in 1954.
Further research is needed to evaluate the pros and cons of these and other existing metrics of storm damage potential on the basis of simplicity, physical understanding, data availability, and societal factors that may promote or hinder uptake.--DANIEL R.
Second, the effective use of technology to prepare inundation maps and simulated water flows in conjunction with a robust flood forecasting and early warning system may help alleviate the damage potential of floods in the future.
Khan said collective community action can play a vital role to mitigate damage potential and increase coping capacity of both drought and flood extremes.
Organised by the Soil and Water Conservation Institute, Punjab in collaboration with Unesco, the collective community action (CCA) initiative can play a vital role in mitigating damage potential and increasing coping capacity in both extremes of draught and flood by providing support to decision makers and end users such as local authorities and disaster prevention offices.
"Fortunately, damage potential for something more serious given it happened in a tower block."
Seismologists and earthquake engineers have recently issued concerns about fluid-based geoengineering activities being the genesis of moderate induced seismicity [1, 2, 4, 19-21], yet the topic of damage potential of geoengineering-induced seismicity remains relatively unexplored.
Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae): invasive pest of ripening soft fruit expanding its geographic range and damage potential. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 2: G1-G7.
Hurricanes are classified into five categories based on their wind speed, central pressure and damage potential. Category 3 and higher hurricanes are considered major hurricanes; Categories 1 and 2 are still extremely dangerous and warrant your full attention.
Calling regulatory analysis by NRC biased, done under pressure from the nuclear industry, the researchers said the agency excluded the possibility of a terrorist act and the damage potential of a fire to areas more than 50 miles away from a nuclear plant.