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Extreme weather: improved data products on bushfires, thunderstorms, tropical cyclones and east coast lows

TitleExtreme weather: improved data products on bushfires, thunderstorms, tropical cyclones and east coast lows
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDowdy, AJ, Ye, H, Tory, KJ, Jones, D, Evans, A, Lavender, S, Thatcher, M, Rafter, T, Osbrough, S, Walsh, K, Cavicchia, L, Evans, JP, Catto, J
Conference NameAFAC17
Date Published09/2017
PublisherBushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Conference LocationSydney
Abstract

Extreme weather events can cause a wide range of impacts on different regions throughout Australia, including costs associated with damage to natural and built environments. Effective disaster risk reduction, emergency response, infrastructure design/operation, planning and policy making all require data and information about how extreme events will change in the future.

New data products and information are currently being developed on bushfires, tropical cyclones, east coast lows and thunderstorms (including associated hazards such as extreme rainfall, winds, hail and lightning) by a project on extreme weather events in the National Environmental Science Programme  (NESP:  http://nespclimate.com.au/extreme-weather-projections/).  This  project addresses knowledge gaps on the past and future frequency and intensity of these phenomena, including the physical processes that influence the long-term variations in their characteristics, to  produce  practical  tools  and  guidance  products  for  use  by  planners  and  decision  makers throughout Australia.

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