Mitigation of the impact of tropical cyclones in Northern Australia through community capacity enhancement

Anderson-Berry, Linda, and King, David (2005) Mitigation of the impact of tropical cyclones in Northern Australia through community capacity enhancement. Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change, 10 (3). pp. 367-392.

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Abstract

Community mitigation of hazard impact requires hazard knowledge and preparedness on the part of the members of diverse and complex communities. Longitudinal research in the tropical cyclone prone north of Australia has gathered extensive datasets on community awareness, preparedness and knowledge, in order to contribute to education campaigns and mitigation strategies. Data have been used to identify issues of vulnerability to cyclones and capacity to deal with the hazard. This has been developed as a community vulnerability and capacity model that may be applied to diverse communities in order to assess levels of capability to mitigate and deal with the cyclone hazard. The model is presented here in a simplified form as its development is evolving and ongoing.

Item ID: 6901
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-1596
Keywords: cyclone; hazard mitigation; social impact
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2010 04:54
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960203 Weather @ 51%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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