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Full research papers available
With a focus on the science of natural hazards, the papers from the 2016 Research Forum held in Brisbane on 30 August are available. Delve into the science in detail, with a majority of research papers available in full. This includes papers presented during the Research Forum, as well as the research papers that were presented on 31 August and 1 September on the AFAC16 program.
Note that seven research papers are appearing in a special edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management. This edition, published in October 2016, includes the peer-reviewed papers that accompany the conference talks by:
- Dr Anna Lukasiewicz - Sharing responsibilty for disaster resilience: what are the obligations oc community?
- John Nairn - Heatwaves in Queensland
- Dr Thomas Loridan - The excess heat factor: a metric for estimating heatwave-related fatalities
- Dr Muhummed Habibur Rahman - Natural disasters and sectorial economic development: evidence from Australia
- Dr Celeste Young - Owning the future: risk ownership and strategic decision-making for natural hazards
- Dr Chris Bearman - Tools for monitoring teams in emergency management: EMBAM and TBM
- Dr Ben Brooks - Transforming the decision-making capabilities of leaders in emergency management
Held on the first day of AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the Research Forum attracted more than 430 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives. The Forum saw 30 papers presented, with a further four research papers presented on the following two days. This year's research papers are divided into two peer reviewed papers, and 21 non-peer reviewed extended abstracts. The presentations covered projects across all of the CRC's disaster research areas, as well as projects not affiliated with the CRC.
The papers, available below, appear in the order they were presented during the conference.
Topics covered include: flood fatalites, prescribed burning, cyclone engineering, emotional preparedness for bushfire, non-traditional volunteering, economic modelling, heatwaves, smoke plumes, fire modelling, disaster resilience and flood mitigation.
Papers are also available individually below. Papers from the Wednesday and Thursday aspects of the conference are available on the AFAC website.
Peer reviewed papers
Effect of prescribed burning on wildfire severity - a landscape case study from the 2003 fires in Victoria - K Tolhurst and G McCarthy
Wind speed reduction induced by post-fire vegetation regrwoth - R Quill, K Moon, J Sharples, L Sidhu, T Duff and K Tolhurst
Non-peer reviewed extended abstracts
A high resolution land dryness analysis system for Australia - I Dharrsi and V Kumar
Non-market valuation in the economic analysis of natural hazards - F Gibson, D Pannell, A Rogers, M Kragt and A Hailu
Using participatory mapping to harness local knowledge and increase community connectedness in bushfire preparation - B Haworth, J Whittaker and E Bruce
Evaluation topographic influences on the near-surface wind field of Tropcial Cyclone Ita (2014) using WRF-ARW - T Kloetzke, M Mason and R Krupar III
The bushfire convective plume experiment: mobile radar observations of pyro-convection from the Mt Bolton fire (2016) - N McCarthy, H McGowan and A Guyot
Harnessing the capacities of spontaneous volunteers: application and adaptation of the Queensland model - B McLennan, J Molloy, J Whittaker and J Handmer
Building community cyclone resilience through academic and community partnership - J Harwood, D Smith and D Henderson
The effects of turbulent plume dynamics on long-range spotting - W Thurston, K Tory, R Fawcett and J Kepert
Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing data - Y Li, S Grimaldi, A Wright, J Walker and V Pauwels
Integrated economic assessment of flood management options for Adelaide - M Chalak, V Florec, A Hailu, F Gibson and D Pannell
Improved predictions of Australian extreme sea levels through a coupled wave-surge model - Y Hetzel, I Janekovic and C Pattiaratchi
A spatial decision support system for natural hazard risk reduction policy assessment and planning - G Riddell, H Maier, H van Delden, J Newman, A Zecchin, R Vanhout, J Daniell, A Schafer, G Dandy and C Newland
Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia - V Florec, D Pannell, M Burton, K Kelso and G Milne
You own the fuel, but who owns the fire? - M Eburn and G Cary
Preventing flood-related fatalities: a focus on people driving through floodwater - E Rae, P Campbell, K Haynes, A Gissing and L Coates
Development of flood mitigation strategies for Australian residential buildings - T Maqsood, M Wehner, K Dale and M Edwards