The Anatomy of Natural Disasters on Online Media Hurricanes and Wildfires
Olynk Widmar, N., Rash, K., Bir, C., et al. (2022). The Anatomy of Natural Disasters on Online Media: Hurricanes and Wildfires. Natural Hazards. 110(2): 961-998.
The authors studied five hurricanes and four wildfires to understand how online and social media activity varies depending on the type, phase, and geography of a disaster. They found that the volume of online content was greater for hurricanes than wildfires, and that mentions decreased after hurricane landfall or fires were contained, potentially leaving affected populations without support as they recover.