Oceanic Conditions within Extreme Tropical Cyclones [ 2008 - 2011 ]

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Researchers: Alexander V. Babanin

Researchers Dr AV Babanin; Prof IR Young; Prof WR Phillips; Prof AM Donelan; Dr V Makin; Dr F Ardhuin

Brief description Australia's tropical and subtropical areas include major infrastructure projects such as the North West shelf oil and gas projects, major mining operations, export ports, natural environments such as the Great Barrier Reef and major tourism industries. All these industries are crucially impacted by extreme tropical cyclones. Despite the importance of these systems, our present understanding of tropical cyclones is incomplete. This project will significantly enhance our ability to carry out accurate engineering design of critical offshore infrastructure, as well as marine forecasts in such environments. As such, the project will have major scientific, economic and social benefits for Australia.

Funding Amount $510,000

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