Abstract

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: <a href="http://www.bom.gov.au/water/geofabric/about.shtml">Geofabric 2011 (V2.0.1)</a> data © Commonwealth of Australia (Bureau of Meteorology) 2011 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en - Local Government Area Data Source: <a href="http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1270.0.55.003July%202011?OpenDocument">Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011, Local Government Areas ASGS Non ABS Structures Ed 2011</a> Digital Boundaries in ESRI Shapefile Format, cat. no. 1270.0.55.003, retrieved 18 October 2012
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.0 East bound 160.0 West bound 111.0 South bound -44.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

software - Application - Software Package

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2011

Product Type

software

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Application
Software Package
flood
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-10.0
East bound
160.0
West bound
111.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

b419770f-eb6f-5d1d-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2011-12-15

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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For information on acquiring this product,
please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays