Hazard Tropical Cyclone and Severe Wind
Geoscience Australia’s Community Safety team supports Australia’s ability to manage the impact of tropical cyclones and severe wind, and helps inform decisions about risk.
We contribute to each stage of the emergency management cycle to help improve preparedness, response and recovery with our focus on contributing towards community safety.
We also provide about people, property and infrastructure potentially exposed during an event. Our information aids in providing an understanding of a tropical cyclone situation to targeted preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
We engage with different sectors to provide assessments and address new challenges as they emerge.
Our Researchers are committed to growing our knowledge base to prepare for challenges of the future.
We have a strong attendance at conferences and events to maintain awareness of the challenges faced by the community safety sector and keep up to date with latest science.
Our open-source data is accessed by developers interested in solving operational challenges of reducing vulnerability and exposure to hazards.
Tropical Cyclone Hazard Assessment
Define the severe wind hazard posed by tropical cyclones in Australia. Use it to calculate local cyclone impact models and develop evidence-based evacuation plans and mitigation strategies.
TC Scenario Selector Tool
Use this interactive tool for querying, visualising and downloading plausible future tropical cyclone scenarios used for risk management and planning.
Case study Partnering with QFES for tropical cyclone hazard assessment
How science and data were combined to help Queensland’s emergency managers plan for and reduce the impacts of tropical cyclone hazards.
By implementing these modelling techniques and using realistic scenarios, QFES will be able to more effectively engage with the community to address the risks from extreme wind hazards like tropical cyclones.
Manager of the QFES Hazard and Risk Unit