Abstract

The Assessment of Tropical Cyclone Risks in the Pacific Region project represents a collaboration between DIICCSRTE and Geoscience Australia with PCRAFI and AIR Worldwide. Building on the expertise of each organisation, the project will deliver an assessment of the financial risks to buildings, infrastructure and agriculture arising from tropical cyclones (TCs) under current and future climate regimes. This extends previous risk assessments undertaken by incorporating the influence of climate change on the hazard (TCs) into the assessment process. The output of this study is a set of peril matrices, which detail the relative change in parameters describing TC behaviour: e.g. annual mean frequency, mean maximum intensity and mean latitude of genesis. The relative changes are evaluated as the fractional change between TC behavior in current climate GCM simulations and future climate GCM simulations.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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2013-01-01T00:00:00

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climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

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76213 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76213/

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Natural Hazards

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English

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Technical report was produced as part of analysis of tropical cyclone datasets derived from general circulation models to inform risk assessments for Pacific Island nations as part of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative, funded through DIICCSRTE

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Australia
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International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (version 3, revision 4). Full and open access to data: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ibtracs/index.php?name=terms
World Climate Research Programme's Working Group on Coupled Modelling, which is responsible for CMIP, and we thank the climate modeling groups (listed in Table12 of this paper) for producing and making available their model output.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Marine and Atmospheric Research Division also provided data under license expressly for the purposes of completing this project.

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