Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.13/920279
- The potential impact of climate change on hurricane risk assessment
Stewart, Mark G.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Engineering
- This paper presents a framework to assess the potential for increased hurricane risk to residential construction under various wind speed increase scenarios due to climate change. The framework includes a probabilistic hurricane wind field model and a hurricane damage model. A case study of Miami-Dade County, Florida is presented to illustrate the framework. Demographic information, such as median house value and changed house numbers, and distribution of houses on different exposure, are used to estimate the probable damage with or without the increased wind speed. This study finds that climate change may have a substantial impact on the damage and loss estimation in coastal areas.
- 11th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering. 11th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering: Papers (San Juan, Puerto Rico 22-26 June, 2009)
- American Association for Wind Engineering
damage and loss estimation
- Resource Type
- conference paper