Journal article

Review of Australian east coast low pressure systems and associated extremes

Andrew J Dowdy, Acacia Pepler, Alejandro Di Luca, Leone Cavicchia, Graham Mills, Jason P Evans, Simon Louis, Kathleen L McInnes, Kevin Walsh



Intense cyclones often result in severe impacts on mid-latitude coastal regions of southeastern Australia, including those due to associated natural hazards such as extreme winds, ocean waves, storm surges, precipitation, flooding, erosion, lightning and tornadoes in some cases. These low-pressure systems, known as east coast lows (ECLs), have been examined in a wide range of different studies, with considerable variations between such studies in what they consider to be an ECL, and their findings on the characteristics of these storm systems. Here we present reviews of literature and other information such as operational forecasting approaches, which are then used to produce a comprehensive..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

This paper was produced with funding from the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub of Australia's National Environmental Science Program (NESP). Alejandro Di Luca is supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Grant (DE170101191).