The Natural Hazards Review project will develop a framework and best practice approach to characterise natural hazards and seek to improve methodologies where current approaches are inefficient. This is to improve energy system infrastructure design and the project is intended to share knowledge of natural hazards across sectors. The project will be completed in three stages. Phase one will focus on a gap analysis. Phase two will look at developing a series of improved methodologies from the gaps identified in phase one, and phase three will demonstrate how to apply these methodologies. Finally, phase 3 will develop a “how to” guide for use by project engineers.
This technical volume addresses:
Context and impact
Description of the main phenomena; maximum temperatures, heat waves, and minimum temperatures
Observations, measurements techniques and modelling tools
Related phenomena including water temperature, frazil ice formation, very rapid changes in air temperatures, wildfires and enthalpy