Natural hazards in Australia: storms, wind and hail

Kevin Walsh, Christopher J. White, Kathleen McInnes, John Holmes, Sandra Schuster, Harald Richter, Jason P. Evans, Alejandro Di Luca, Robert A. Warren

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Abstract

Current and potential future storm-related wind and hail hazard in Australia is reviewed. Confidence in the current incidence of wind hazard depends upon the type of storm producing the hazard. Current hail hazard is poorly quantified in most regions of Australia. Future projections of wind hazard indicate decreases in wind hazard in northern Australia, increases along the east coast and decreases in the south, although such projections are considerably uncertain and are more uncertain for small-scale storms than for larger storms. A number of research gaps are identified and recommendations made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalClimatic Change
Volume139
Issue number1
Early online date22 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • wind hazard
  • hail hazard
  • storm hazard
  • Australia
  • climate change

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