Title: Humanitarian Impact of Tropical Cyclones
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC42518
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23083 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC42518
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: JRC¿s research on tropical cyclones of 2007 builds the foundations for an innovative cyclone alert model. In contrast with the work of 2006 (focusing on wind speed modelling), 2007 focused on integrating data provided by other organisations into a single consequence analysis model. A collaboration with the Pacific Disaster Center allowed JRC to access structured data on tropical cyclone track information. This new source of information, available since August 2007, enables us to implement more advanced impact models which provide improved information for humanitarian emergency managers. As a result, since October 2007 GDACS maps feature tropical cyclone wind buffers overlaid on global real-time cloud images. While a lot of modelling work has been completed and geoprocessing systems were put in place to exploit this new source of data, the resulting products have not been integrated fully in GDACS.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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