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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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 Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||cyclone; hazard mitigation; social impact|
|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%
|Deposited On:||08 Mar 2010 14:54|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2011 02:33|
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