Analysis of Storm Events
Extreme event impacts on coastlines and infrastructure is often driven by a combination of processes and factors. In cyclone (hurricane) prone coastlines, wind, rain, storm surge, tide and waves can all contribute to damage and loss of infrastructure. A novel multi-hazard model system has been developed to assess cyclone hazards on the Australian coastline from a combination of wind, rain, tide, storm surge and wave impacts using a common synthetic cyclone track dataset. Model validation has been completed for all components of the system. The resulting spatial database has over 100,000 events and provides data covering 25,000 kilometers of coastline.