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9.8 Disasters

Australian disasters Cyclones and other weather phenomena Bushfires
Earthquakes Warning and protection devices Emergency services

Australian disasters

Teaching Resources

Disasters - from HSC Online
http://www.hsc.csu.edu.au/senior_science/options/disasters/

EMA for Schools - resources for students and teachers (including lesson plans) from Emergency Management Australia
http://www.ema.gov.au/schools

Schools Disaster Education - The benefits of using an Inquiry Approach - by Neil Barker, Emergency Management Australia (on secondment from the Victorian Education Department)
Paper

Hazards, Disasters and Survival: A booklet for Students and the Community - from AUSTRALIAN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FORUM
http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/sslib/aemf/HDS/contents.htm

Insurance compensation for natural disasters and 'acts of God'

WOLLONGONG FLOOD AND STORM DAMAGE - the transcript of a speech made by Reba Meagher to State Parliament, August 2000
http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LA20000816023

Flood and Storm damage insurance
ASIC Document

Act of God - from Glossary of Insurance Terms and Concepts
http://www.ifs-de.com/pages/glossary_files/Agloss.htm

General

ALERT - archives of newsletter of the Belfield UCL Hazard Research Center, UK but some Australian content
http://www.benfieldhrc.org/activities/alert.htmand
http://www.benfieldhrc.org/activities/alerts/alert_articles.htm

The Future and Natural Disasters - from EarthBeat, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/earth/stories/s729902.htm

ARCHIVES - IDNDR - International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction, from Emergency Manangement Australia
Document

Community Risk in Mackay: A multi-hazard risk assessment - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/map/mackay/

Community Risk in Cairns - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/map/cairns/

Community risk in GLADSTONE a multi-hazard risk assessment - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/pdf/UC0003.pdf

Natural Hazards & the risks they pose to South-East QUEENSLAND - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/pdf/UC0004.pdf

Community vulnerability to natural hazards: Contributing to total risk assessment - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/pdf/UC0005.pdf

Floods

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Flood Warning Centre - from Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/nsw/index.shtml

Severe Thunderstorms in New South Wales & the Australian Capital Territory - from Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw/sevwx/index.shtml

Floods: Hazard, modelling and risk assessment - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/pdf/UC0006.pdf

Cyclones

Cyclone Tracy Website - includes Cyclone Tracy, Cyclones Meteorological Information and Oral Histories.
http://www.ntlib.nt.gov.au/tracy/basic/Cyc_Tracy.html

TC Vance - summary of events, from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/info/cyclone/vance/vance.shtml

TC Vance pamphlet - pdf file, from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/info/cyclone/vance/vance.pdf

Cyclone Larry - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/qld/cyclone/tc_larry/

Landslides

Report of the inquest into the deaths arising from the Thredbo landslide - from Lawlink NSW, download a copy of the coroner's report in pdf or Word
Final report

Landslides Fact Sheet  - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/landslide/

Landslide Types - Images from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/landslide/gallery.jsp

Landslide Awareness Brochure - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA3953.pdf

Bushfires

Brief History of Bushfire - from NSW Rural Fire Service
http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?CAT_ID=546

Major historic bushfires - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/bushfire/historic.jsp

Bushfires - from the Office for Emergency Services, NSW
http://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/content.php/680.html

Ash Wednesday bushfires, Vistoria and South Australia, 1983

Ash Wednesday - from Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, February 1983 - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/lam/climate/levelthree/c20thc/fire5.htm

Ash Wednesday Fires - from Dimensions in Time, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/dimensions/dimensions_in_time/Transcripts/s729955.htm

Ash Wednesday bush fires - a personal account written at the time of the fires (1983) and published in the British Medical Journal
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1547359&blobtype=pdf

Ash Wednesday - fact sheet from Country Fire Authority
http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/teachers/documents/fact-sheets/factsheet-ashwednesday.pdf

Sydney 1994

Bushfires - an account from Peter Macinnis, Science Communicator and Journalist
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/fireweek.htm

Sydney's 1994 Bushfires - The Effects Of These And Other Bushfires On Australia's Herpetofauna - an account from the ecologist viewpoint
http://www.smuggled.com/busfir1.htm

1993 - 1994, December - January, North Coast , Hunter and Sydney bushfire - from the Office for Emergency Services, NSW
http://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/content.php/598.html

Sydney 1997

BUSH FIRES - 1997-98 - from EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT in NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY SOUTH WEST DISTRICT, DISTRICT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE http://www.demc.nsw.gov.au/Bush_Fires9798.htm

1997 - 1998, Statewide bushfire - from the Office for Emergency Services, NSW
http://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/content.php/668.html

NSW, 2002

Sydney bushfires - December 4 2002 - spectacular colour and formations - from Severe Weather
http://australiasevereweather.com/storm_news/2002/docs/200212-01.htm

2001 - 2002, October - January, Eastern and Central NSW bushfire - from the Office for Emergency Services, NSW
http://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/content.php/597.html

Black Friday, Victoria, 1939

Black Friday - online documentary from ABC
http://abc.net.au/blackfriday/home/default.htm

Black Friday - 1939 Victorian Bushfires - from Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
Black Friday

Canberra, 2002/2003

Canberra Bushfires 18 January 2003 - satellite images after the fires, from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/education/facts/news/canberra_fires_2003.htm

The January 2003 Canberra Bushfires - from Aon Re Australia, Insurance company
http://www.aon.com.au/pdf/reinsurance/canberra_bushfires_jan_2003.pdf#search=%22canberra%20%20bushfire%202002%22

Hailstorms

1999 Sydney Hail Storm Disaster from NSW Fire Brigades
http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=470

The Sydney Hailstorm - 14 April 1999 - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw/sevwx/14april1999.shtml

REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR OF METEOROLOGY ON THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY'S FORECASTING AND WARNING PERFORMANCE FOR THE SYDNEY HAILSTORM OF 14 APRIL 1999 - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/inside/services_policy/storms/sydney_hail/hail_report.shtml

Sydney Hailstorm: Wednesday 14th April 1999 - from Australian Severe Weather
http://australiasevereweather.com/storm_news/1999/docs/9904-01.htm

Characteristics of the 14 April 1999 Sydney hailstorm based on ground observations, weather radar, insurance data and emergency calls- from Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/5/613/2005/nhess-5-613-2005.pdf

The Sydney hailstorm:. the insurance perspective - from Australian Journal of Emergency Management
pdf file

Earthquakes

Earthquake images - from GeoScience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/archive/earthquakes/

Earthquakes & Natural Hazards - factsheets from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/index.jsp

Major historic earthquakes - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/earthquake/historic.jsp

Newcastle Earthquake - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA10000.pdf

LESSON PLANS: Effects of Earthquakes - A Case Study - Newcastle Earthquake, from Emergency Management Australia
http://www.ag.gov.au/agd/EMA/emaSchools.nsf/Page/Lesson_Plans_Student_Worksheet_Student_Worksheet_-_Earthquakes

Earthquake Hazards and Disasters - from Charles Sturt University
http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/sslib/aemf/HDS/chapter_8.htm


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Cyclones and other weather phenomena

Severe Thunderstorms in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory - from the Bureau of Meteorology.
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw/sevwx/

Australian Weather and Storm Chasing - from Australian Severe Weather Association
http://ozthunder.com/

Tropical Cyclones: Hazard Modelling and Risk Assessment - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/pdf/UC0008.pdf

Hurricanes online meteorology guide - from WW2010, University of Illinois
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/home.rxml

Hurricane Research Division - from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/

Severe Storms - from the State Disaster Management Group, Queensland
http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/disasters/severestorms.asp

Cyclones - from the State Disaster Management Group, Queensland
http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/disasters/cyclones.asp

Current Tropical Cyclones - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/cyclone/


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Bushfires

Bushfire Weather - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/inside/services_policy/fire_ag/bushfire/bushfire.htm

Bushfires - An Integral Part of Australia's Environment - from Year Book Australia, 1995, Australian Bureau of Statistics
http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/6C98BB75496A5AD1CA2569DE00267E48

Fire, the Australian Experience - history of fire in Australia, from NSW Rural Fire Service
Fire Australia

Social Science Research and Bushfire Evacuation - proceedings from Australian Bushfire Conference
http://www.csu.edu.au/special/bushfire99/papers/murray/

Bushfire Factsheets - from Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) - fact sheets on Fire and Wildlife and Fire Ecology and Post fire Ecology
http://www.nccnsw.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1088&Itemid=501

TFS Publication List - from Tasmanian Fire Service
http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/mysite/Show?pageId=colPublications

SENTINEL Home - from Sentinel, a national bushfire monitoring system, Geoscience Australia
http://sentinel2.ga.gov.au/acres/sentinel/index.shtml

Fire Safety and Control - from CSIRO
http://www.csiro.au/csiro/channel/ich57,,.html

Bushfires - from Emergency Management Australia
Bushfires


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Earthquakes

Natural hazards - from Geosciences Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/index.jsp

Virtual Earthquake will show you the recordings of an earthquake's seismic waves detected by instruments far away from the earthquake. You are to locate the epicentre of an earthquake by making simple measurements on three seismograms that will be sent to you by the Virtual Earthquake program. Additionally, you will be required to determine the Richter Magnitude of that quake from the same recordings. http://www.sciencecourseware.org/eec/Earthquake/

Home page of Alan L. Jones - a research scientist at Purdue University. Download Seismic/Eruption: A program for the visualization of seismicity and volcanic activity in space and time and Seismic Waves: A program for the visualization of wave propagation from this web page.
http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~ajones/

Earthforce - from The Franklin Institute Online, eathquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods and avalanches
http://sln.fi.edu/earth/

Earthquake Information - including "Hazards and Preparedness", from United States Geological Survey
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/

Earthquakes - from the State Disaster Management Group Queensland
http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/disasters/earthquakes_what.asp

Seismology Research Centre - with pages on Basic Seismology and Australian Earthquake News, information is Australian specific, from Seismic Reseacrch Centre
http://www.seis.com.au/SRChome.html


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Warning and protection devices

Smarter Ways to Tackle Disasters - from CSIRO
http://www.csiro.au/news/mediarel/mr1998/mr98297.html

Global ring of satellites will help in disaster relief - an article in SPIN (SPace Industry News), from Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, CSIRO
Satellites

How Smoke Detectors Work - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/smoke.htm

Inside a Smoke Detector - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/inside-smoke.htm

Smoke Detectors and Americium - from the Uranium Information Centre
http://www.uic.com.au//nip35.htm

Classes of Fire - six classes of fire related to a type of material that burns, from Emergency Management, University of melbourne
http://www.pb.unimelb.edu.au/emergency/emergencies/fire/classes.html

Fire Equipment Maintenance

Commercial Provider Sites

Fire safety- from Chubb
Chubb Fire Safety

Wormald - from Wormald
http://www.wormald.com.au/


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Emergency services

Fixing the cracks in disaster mitigation - from Nova, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/088/088key.htm

Emergency Management Australia - Australian Governemt web site
http://www.ema.gov.au/

Emergency Management for Schools - from Emergency Management Australia A comprehensive resource on emergency management for Australian students and teachers, from late Primary to late Secondary.
http://www.ema.gov.au/agd/ema/emaSchools.nsf

New South Wales State Emergency Service
http://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/

Ambulance Service of NSW
http://www.asnsw.health.nsw.gov.au/

New South Wales Rural Fire Service
http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/

The Salvation Army in Australia
http://www.salvos.org.au/

Disaster and Emergency Services - Australian Red Cross
Services

Disaster Recovery and Crisis Relief - from St Vincent de Paul
http://www.vinnies.org.au/services.cfm?parentid=2&id=8

disaster recovery - from NSW Department of Community Services
http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/DOCS/STANDARD/DISASTER.html


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