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dc.contributor.authorSewell, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Ruby
dc.contributor.authorDominey-Howes, Dale T.M.
dc.contributor.authorBruce, Eleanor
dc.contributor.authorPerkins-Kirkpatrick, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-21
dc.date.available2019-08-21
dc.date.issued2016-11-07
dc.identifier.citationSewell, T., Stephens, R. E., Dominey-Howes, D., Bruce, E., & Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S. (2016). Disaster declarations associated with bushfires, floods and storms in New South Wales, Australia between 2004 and 2014. Scientific Reports, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep36369en_AU
dc.identifier.issn20452322
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/20943
dc.description.abstractAustralia regularly experiences disasters triggered by natural hazards and New South Wales (NSW) the most populous State is no exception. To date, no publically available spatial and temporal analyses of disaster declarations triggered by hazards (specifically, bushfires, floods and storms) in NSW have been undertaken and no studies have explored the relationship between disaster occurrence and socio-economic disadvantage. We source, collate and analyse data about bushfire, flood and storm disaster declarations between 2004 and 2014. Floods resulted in the most frequent type of disaster declaration. The greatest number of disaster declarations occurred in 2012-2013. Whilst no significant Spearman's correlation exists between bushfire, flood and storm disaster declarations and the strength of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phase, we observe that bushfire disaster declarations were much more common during El Niño, and flood disaster declarations were five times more common during La Niña phases. We identify a spatial cluster or 'hot spot' of disaster declarations in the northeast of the State that is also spatially coincident with 43% of the most socio-economically disadvantaged Local Government Areas in NSW. The results have implications for disaster risk management in the State. © The Author(s) 2016.en_AU
dc.description.sponsorshipDominey-Howes is supported by ARC grant number DP130100877 Perkins is supported by ARC research grant number DE140100952.en_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherNature Researchen_AU
dc.relationARC-DE140100952,DP130100877en_AU
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2016. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenseen_AU
dc.titleDisaster declarations associated with bushfires, floods and storms in New South Wales, Australia between 2004 and 2014en_AU
dc.typeArticleen_AU
dc.subject.asrc040604en_AU
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1038/srep36369
dc.type.pubtypePublisher's versionen_AU


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