Abstract

Geoscience Australia's Risk & Impact Analysis Group has developed a statistical model of wind hazard utilising the Generalised Pareto Distribution (GPD). The model calculates the return period of severe winds based on daily maximum wind gust observations. The model utilises an automated procedure to partition the data into the hazard constituents (thunderstorms, synoptic winds, tornadoes, etc) based on the World Meteorological Observation Codes 3-hourly coded observations. This observational data set records the archived and present weather at the station site. The model fits the GPD to the station data (daily maximum wind gust) by automating the selection of the appropriate threshold above which data is included in the extreme value distribution. This threshold <em>u</em> is selected as the maximum of all feasible return period values obtained by fitting the GPD. Published comparative findings, including same region results, demonstrate the model can produce similar results in a more efficient, fully computational way. Confidence intervals for return periods are calculated automatically to allow wind analysts to distinguish regions of greater reliability.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -30.76 East bound 152.15 West bound 149.2 South bound -35.3
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2007-01-01T00:00:00

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nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

65052 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/65052/

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GA Publication
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model
wind
Earth Sciences

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English

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North bound
-30.76
East bound
152.15
West bound
149.2
South bound
-35.3

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
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Australia
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1.1

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Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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