If you have questions about BRAINS,
you might want to read the FAQ or read About BRAINS.
Step 1: Select a Region and Model
You must be at the BRAINS
Online page to complete this step.
This step is where you choose what type
of accident and what area of the country you would like to analyze.
Simply choose a region and a model from
the pop-up lists.
Step 2: Submit your request to BRAINS
Once you have chosen a model and a region,
simply click the submit button. The BRAINS website will now load
the model variables.
This may take a moment or two, please
Step 3: Enter your data values
The user selectable variables are now
on the screen and are the actual statistical
variables which you may change.
For example, you may change the boat
type to another item on the pop-up list. You may notice that
all models do not have the same variables as one another. This
is correct. Some variables are not used in some of the models.
Step 4: Submit your data for BRAINS processing
Once you have entered your values, simply
press the submit button at the bottom of the screen.
After you submit your data, one of
two things will happen:
1. You have errors in your data:
This means that one of the items where
you could type in a value has a problem. Perhaps it is too big
of a number, or maybe it is not a numerical entry.
For example for wind speed:
it is a number.
An out of
range error. The number is too big.
min/max allowable values are stated beside the box where you
can enter a value.
don't put the commas in your numbers. Enter 1324 instead.
An error, don't
put the "MPH"
An error, don't
spell out numbers.
To fix your problems, press your browser's
"back button", correct any errors, and click submit
2. You receive a page with a probability.
Congratulations! You have just used