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Natural hazards in Australia: storms, wind and hail


Walsh, K and White, CJ and McInnes, K and Holmes, J and Schuster, S and Richter, H and Evans, JP and Di Luca, A and Warren, RA, Natural hazards in Australia: storms, wind and hail, Climatic Change, 139, (1) pp. 55-67. ISSN 0165-0009 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1737-7


Current and potential future storm-related wind and hail hazard in Australia is reviewed. Confidence in the current incidence of wind hazard depends upon the type of storm producing the hazard. Current hail hazard is poorly quantified in most regions of Australia. Future projections of wind hazard indicate decreases in wind hazard in northern Australia, increases along the east coast and decreases in the south, although such projections are considerably uncertain and are more uncertain for small-scale storms than for larger storms. A number of research gaps are identified and recommendations made.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:extremes, storms, wind, hail, natural hazards, Australia, climate change, climate variability
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Atmospheric sciences
Research Field:Meteorology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:White, CJ (Dr Chris White)
ID Code:110839
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-08-17
Last Modified:2017-11-23

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