Insights

Briefing Notes

Briefing Note 356
It doesn’t always take superstorms to get supersurges

Briefing Note 355
Have we increased our vulnerability to big floods

Briefing Note 354
Could Sydney be the next Houston?

Briefing Note 353
Hurricane Irma Meteorological Information

Briefing Note 352
Earth’s rotation affects the wide world of sports

Briefing Note 351
Weather-related Natural Disasters: Should we be concerned about a reversion to the mean?

Briefing Note 350
‘Astounding’: Shifting storms under climate change to worsen coastal perils

Briefing Note 349
The country’s flood insurance program is sinking.  Rescuing it won’t be easy.

Briefing Note 348
The Grenfell Tower fire of June 14 and the role of Composite Sandwich Panel Cladding

Briefing Note 347
The Great Hawkesbury Flood turns 150 today

Briefing Note 346
Floodplain manager skillsets are key to effectively growing community engagement practice in disaster resilience

Briefing Note 345
A new way to detect tsunamis: cargo ships

Briefing Note 344 [May 2017]
Disaster Risk Management: Insights from US Experience

Briefing Note 343 [April 2017] 
When Rising Seas Transform Risk into Certainty

Briefing Note 342 [April 2017]
The 2017 Lismore Flood – Insights from the field

Briefing Note 341 [April 2017]
Damage overview of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in North Queensland

Briefing Note 340 [April 2017]
Flood Risk Perceptions of Lismore Businesses

Briefing Note 339 [March 2017]
Twitter can predict hurricane damage as well as emergency agencies

Briefing Note 338 [February 2017]
Building evidence for risk-based insurance

Briefing Note 337 [January 2017]
Crowds are wise enough to know when other people will get it wrong

RF in the Spotlight

Risk Frontiers spins out of Macquarie University

For 23 years, Risk Frontiers has been at the cutting edge of catastrophe loss modelling, applying advances in technology and science to better assess the threats posed by some of the country’s most costly natural hazard events: cyclones, floods, bushfires, earthquakes and convective storms.

In addition to its suite of home-grown loss models, Risk Frontiers has also been at the forefront of efforts to understand the social dimensions of these risks in ways to help make communities more resilient. These risk themes will continue to motivate the organisation’s new R&D agenda.

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The June 2016 Australian East Coast Low: Importance of Wave Direction for Coastal Erosion Assessment

by Thomas R. Mortlock , Ian D. Goodwin, John K. McAneney and Kevin Roche

In June 2016, an unusual East Coast Low storm affected some 2000 km of the eastern seaboard of Australia bringing heavy rain, strong winds and powerful wave conditions. While wave heights offshore of Sydney were not exceptional, nearshore wave conditions were such that beaches experienced some of the worst erosion in 40 years.

Publications

Amri, A., Bird, D. K., Ronan, K., Haynes, K., and Towers, B.  Disaster risk reduction education in Indonesia: challenges  and recommendations for scaling up. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 595-612, doi:10.5194/nhess-17-595-2017, 2017.

Amri, A. (2015). Challenges in implementing disaster risk reduction education: Views from the frontline in Indonesia. Macquarie University Sydney.

Blong, R., Enright, N., Grasso, P., Preservation of thin tephra.  Journal of Applied Volcanology.

Blong, R., Kemp, J., Chen, K., Dating the Last Major Eruption of Long Island, Papua New Guinea: The Evidence From Dampier’s 1700 Voyage on the Roebuck.  Terrae Incognitae. The Journal of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Volume 48, 2016 – Issue 2.

 Bracs, M. A., Turner, I. L., Splinter, K. D., Short, A. D., & Mortlock, T. R. (2016). Synchronised patterns of erosion and deposition observed at two beaches. Marine Geology, 380, 196-204.

Country, B., Wright, S., Lloyd, K., Suchet-Pearson, S., Burarrwanga, L., Ganambarr, R., & Tofa, M. (2016). Meaningful tourist transformations with Country at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Tourism Studies.

Newsletters

Newsletter Volume 17 Issue1

  • A Natural Hazard Building Loss Profile for Australia: 1900-2015
  • Risk Frontiers’ Annual Seminar: A Provisional Programme
  • Weather-related Natural Disasters: Should we be concerned about a reversion to the mean?

Newsletter Volume 16 Issue 4

  • News Flash:  Risk Frontiers spins out from Macquarie University
  • Risk Frontiers’ Suite of CAT Models to be available on AIR Worldwide’s Touchstone Platform
  • Should governments allow fire affected communities to rebuild?

Newsletter Volume 16 Issue3

  • Better Managing New Zealand’s Earthquake Risks
  • Storm Direction Controls Coastal Erosion Risk in New South Wales

Newsletter Volume 16, Issue 2
December 2016