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A TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND, WAVE AND STORM TIDE RISK DESIGN AND WARNING TOOLBOX FOR AUSTRALIA. (2020). Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 36v, management.5. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36v.management.5


The paper will describe the development and operation of a comprehensive tropical cyclone wind, wave and storm tide risk design and warning software toolbox that covers all of tropical-influenced Australia, The toolbox is designed to provide both rapid assessment and detailed design capabilities for coastal, port, offshore and nearshore design, including projected future climate change. It also provides real-time emergency management functionality. The toolbox provides a probabilistic design framework that facilitates the essential need for sensitivity analysis of both inputs and outputs without pre-conceived risk thresholds. It provides the essential hazard component in a robust and verified context that can then, depending on the application, enable more focused and efficient deterministic modelling stages using models of choice.

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