Poleward migration of tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere: perspectives and challenges for the built environment in Australia

Krupar, Richard J., and Smith, Daniel J. (2018) Poleward migration of tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere: perspectives and challenges for the built environment in Australia. In: Collins, Jennifer M., and Walsh, Kevin, (eds.) Hurricane Risk. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. (In Press)

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Abstract

With statistically significant trends suggesting that tropical cyclones are migrating poleward in the Southern Hemisphere, specifically in the South Pacific Ocean basin, it is important to review the current state of knowledge on poleward migrating tropical cyclone activity. Furthermore, given the potential impacts they may have on regions traditionally unaffected by tropical cyclones, review of current residential building practice in Australia is warranted. This chapter highlights the significance of the long-term poleward trends in the Southern Hemisphere and potential mechanisms that are driving the geographical shift. Residential building practice in cyclonic and non-cyclonic regions in Australia is discussed to address existing vulnerabilities and how they can lead to catastrophic impacts. Methods and tools to evaluate tropical cyclone risk as well as future research needs are then discussed in the context of adapting to and mitigating for tropical cyclone activity that may migrate poleward. Finally, the chapter concludes with a summary and some finishing thoughts about the advantages of forming multidisciplinary teams to address the grand challenge of disaster resilience in the built environment in Australia.

Item ID: 55006
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 23:46
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1204 Engineering Design > 120403 Engineering Design Methods @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 50%
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