Hazards - Applications

See all Geoscience Australia Data and Applications

DATA APPLICATIONS

(14 products total)

Application Description
Landslide Search
This application allows users to search for - naturally-occurring landslides - landslides with a significant human contribution or directly triggered by humans,- flood events causing significant erosion, and - flash flood events involving mud or debris - which have been recorded by Geoscience Australia and contributing scientific organisations and returns these landslide and flood events along with their associated data. - Human-triggered landslides include events such as sand collapses caused by children digging holes or tunnels, boulders displaced by climbers, rock ledges breaking off when a person stands or sits on them, and collapses caused by excavation. Landslides are often called landslips and the terms are interchangeable.
Earthquake Mapping Tool
The earthquake mapping tool allows you to: * view recent earthquakes which occurred over the past 30 days * search and explore all Australian earthquakes * search and explore earthquakes worldwide * view seismograms of earthquakes over the past 90 days * advise Geoscience Australia when you have felt a recent earthquake.
Neotectonic Features Database
This database contains information on faults, folds and other features within Australia that are believed to relate to large earthquakes during the Neotectonic Era (i.e. the past 5-10 million years). The neotectonic feature mapping tool allows you to: * search and explore Australian neotectonic features * create a report for a feature of interest * download feature data and geometries as a csv file or kml file * advise Geoscience Australia if you have any feedback, or wish to propose a new feature.
Australian Flood Studies Database
A Flood Study is a comprehensive technical investigation of flood behaviour. It defines the nature and extent of flooding across the landscape by providing information such as the extent, level and velocity of floodwaters and the distribution of flood flows. The Australian Flood Studies Database provides metadata on Australian flood studies and information on flood risk. It contains general information for all studies, including the study location, date, commissioning organisation and lead consultant. Additional information reflects the scope of each flood study. The types of additional information which may be included fall into nine categories, including hydrological estimates, hydraulic modelling, damage assessments, terrain survey, survey of building floor levels, maps of inundation extent, maps of flood hazard, flood mitigation strategies and post flood information. Where available, attachments of the flood studies and associated reports are included. The ownership of each Flood Study remains with the commissioning organisation and/or author as indicated with each study, and users of the database should refer to the reports themselves to determine any constraints in their usage. The database uses boundary datasets that are published by other agencies: - Catchment Area Data Source: Geofabric 2011 (V2.0.1) data Commonwealth of Australia (Bureau of Meteorology) 2011 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en - Local Government Area Data Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011, Local Government Areas ASGS Non ABS Structures Ed 2011 Digital Boundaries in ESRI Shapefile Format, cat. no. 1270.0.55.003, retrieved 18 October 2012
Flood Studies Data Entry
Natural hazards have an impact on every Australian State and Territory. These hazards include bushfires, cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, severe weather, tsunami and volcanoes. These phenomena threaten lives and damage private and public assets, as well as disrupt water, power, transport and communication services. These hazards and their associated impacts also can seriously affect employment, public administration and incomes to industry, agriculture and commerce.
Landslides Data Entry
Natural hazards have an impact on every Australian State and Territory. These hazards include bushfires, cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, severe weather, tsunami and volcanoes. These phenomena threaten lives and damage private and public assets, as well as disrupt water, power, transport and communication services. These hazards and their associated impacts also can seriously affect employment, public administration and incomes to industry, agriculture and commerce.
Earthquake Risk Modelling Software Application
Earthquake Risk Model (EQRM) is capable of earthquake scenario ground motion and scenario loss modeling as well as probabilistic seismic hazard (PSHA) and risk (PSRA) modeling. It is a product of Geoscience Australia an Australian Government Agency.
ANUGA Inundation Modelling Application
ANUGA is a software implementation of a hydrodynamic model which is specifically designed to model wetting and drying processes. ANUGA is a joint development project between Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Australian National University (ANU).
Australian Landslides Data Model
Currently a number of different landslide inventories exist in various databases within Australia, and each uniquely addresses a specific purpose. These databases range in scale and detail, and although some similarities and a number of common themes are apparent between databases, the method in which information is organised and described varies considerably.
International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship
Providing tropical cyclone best track data in a centralized location to aid our understanding of the distribution, frequency, and intensity of tropical cyclones worldwide.
Nuclear Explosions Database Application
Geoscience Australia maintains a database of nuclear explosions with the location, time and size of explosions around the world since 1945.
Report a Tsunami Application
To assess the tsunami hazard to the Australian coastline, Geoscience Australia is collecting information from the public to assist emergency planners in safeguarding their communities against future events.
Report an Earthquake Application
If you felt an earthquake, or know of an earthquake that occurred recently, please fill in this form. Even if you did not feel the earthquake yourself, please fill in the form, as this information will assist us.
Sentinel - Bushfire Mapping Application
Sentinel is a national bushfire monitoring system that provides timely information about hotspots to emergency service managers across Australia. The mapping system allows users to identify fire locations with a potential risk to communities and property.