Current and future storm tide risks for Fiji

Current and future storm tide risk study for Fiji. These risks are quantified by estimating 20, 50 and 100, 500, 1000 year maximum storm tide height return intervals under a variety of climate conditions and sea levels using a combined statistical/dynamical method. This data collection comprises ~50GB, >10000 files of Tropical Cyclone Tracks, Storm tide model runs, other input information, derived statistical gridded data. Access to this data collection is restricted and relies on scripts. 

LineageHistoric and synthetic tropical cyclone tracks and associated wind, sea level pressure and water level fields. Statistical analysis.

CreditInternational Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) ; Tide gauge data provided by Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Hawaii. Global tide model provided by Oregon State University. This data collection is a product is funded and supported by the Australian Government through the Pacific Australian Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Programme (PACCSAP). PACCSAP was funded by Department of Foreign Affair & Trade, managed by the Department of the Environment and the science was delivered by the partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

This output was produced as part of PACCSAP Project 1.4.4: Effect of climate change variability and change on extreme sea levels and coastal impacts.

Project Description: This activity builds on extreme sea level research undertaken during the PCCSP. Historical extreme sea level events known to cause erosion and inundation will be analysed at selected locations across the Pacific. Projections of extreme sea level events will be assessed for Fiji and Samoa. Wave transformation during extreme sea level events will be examined across Funafuti atoll (Tuvalu).


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Detailed Descriptions
040104 - Climate Change Processes
McInnes, Kathy; Walsh, Kevin; Hoeke, Ron; O'Grady, Julian; Colberg, Frank; Hubbert, Graeme D. Quantifying Storm Tide Risk in Fiji due to Climate Variability and Change. Global Planetary Change. 2014; 116:115-129. Pacific Climate Change Science Website
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Start 1969/01/01 Start text End 2009/12/21 End text
Attributions and Constraints
All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO Australia 2015. Creative Commons Attribution Licence Although the associated metadata is public, the data has not been approved for general release. Please phone or email the contact person for this data collection to discuss access to the data.
The University of Melbourne, CSIRO
Kathy McInnes Ron Hoeke
Kathy McInnes; Ron Hoeke (2015): Current and future storm tide risks for Fiji.. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection. 102.100.100/22135
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