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Monitoring and predicting natural hazards

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Planning & Research

  6.03 PM 28 November, 2016

Location: General

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The ability to understand, predict, forecast and monitor natural hazards is fundamental to improving resilience through better planning, preparedness, risk management and response. 

Hazard Note 22 is an overview of the Monitoring and prediction cluster of research at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, which is focused on improving present predictive capabilities through expanding the underpinning data, as well as the range of monitoring and modelling techniques. This cluster has five linked studies:

  • Improved predictions of severe weather to reduce community impact
  • Disaster landscape attribution 
  • Mapping bushfire hazard and impacts
  • Mitigating the effects of severe fires, floods and heatwaves through improvements to land dryness measures and forecasts 
  • Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing

In addition to the Hazard Note, this video features lead researcher Dr Jeff Kepert (Bureau of Meteorology) with an overview of the research, its challenges and how end-users will benefit from the science.

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Last Updated: 28 November 2016