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Researcher: White, CJ (Dr Chris White)

Fields of Research

Surfacewater Hydrology
Climate Change Processes
Natural Hazards
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Meteorology
Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering)
Environmental Engineering Design
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Global Change Biology
Surface Processes
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Health Policy
Environmental Science and Management

Research Objectives

Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Climate Change Models
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Natural Hazards
Weather
Natural Hazards in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Natural Hazards in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2013 Churchill Fellowship
2016 Tasmanian State Natural Disaster Risk Assessment; University of Tasmania
2016 Tasmanian State Natural Disaster Risk Assessment
2016 Tasmanian State Natural Disaster Risk Assessment: All Hazard Summary
A regional response in mean westerly circulation and rainfall to projected climate warming over Tasmania, Australia; Climate Dynamics
A review of methodologies applied in Australian practice to evaluate long-term coastal adaptation options; Climate Risk Management
A synoptic climatology of heavy rainfall in Hobart; 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
Accounting for uncertainty in cost benefit analysis: a generalised framework for natural hazard adaptation in the coastal zone; 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
Addressing Risk in Conditions of Uncertainty, Ignorance, and Partial Knowledge
Advancing values-based approaches to climate change adaptation: A case study from Australia; Environmental Science and Policy
After Tasmania’s year of disasters, bushfire tops the state’s growing list of natural hazards
Assessing rainfall trends and remote drivers in regional climate change projections: the demanding test case of Tasmania; National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Climate Futures for Tasmania: climate modelling technical report
Climate Futures for Tasmania: extreme events technical report
Climate Futures for Tasmania: extreme tide and sea-level events technical report
Climate Futures for Tasmania: general climate impacts technical report
Climate Futures for Tasmania: impacts on agriculture technical report
Climate Futures for Tasmania: Severe Wind Hazard and Risk Technical Report
Climate Futures for Tasmania: water and catchments technical report
ENSO, the IOD and the intraseasonal prediction of heat extremes across Australia using POAMA-2; Climate Dynamics
Estimating extreme flood events – assumptions, uncertainty and error; IAHS Proceedings and Reports
Estimating urban flood risk – uncertainty in design criteria; IAHS Proceedings and Reports
Floodplain Risk Assessment Guidelines for Municipal Councils in Tasmania
How and why are floods changing in Australia?; 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
Improved regional climate modelling through dynamical downscaling; National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Introduction to the special issue: historical and projected climatic changes to Australian natural hazards; Climatic Change
Investigating detailed impacts of climate change on flood inundation: a case-study from Tasmania; 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Listen up: a plan to help scientists get their research heard by decision-makers
Modelling Extreme Events in a Changing Climate using Regional Dynamically- Downscaled Climate Projections; International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
Natural hazards in Australia: floods; Climatic Change
Natural hazards in Australia: heatwaves; Climatic Change
Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes; Climatic Change
Natural hazards in Australia: storms, wind and hail; Climatic Change
On regional dynamical downscaling for the assessment and projection of temperature and precipitation extremes across Tasmania, Australia; Climate Dynamics
Performance of an empirical bias-correction of a high-resolution climate dataset; International Journal of Climatology
Performance of downscaled regional climate simulations using a variable-resolution regional climate model: Tasmania as a test case; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
Planning for a rainy day: there’s still lots to learn about Australia’s flood patterns
Potential applications of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictions; Meteorological Applications
Relationships between climate variability, soil moisture and Australian heatwaves; Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
Seasonal climate summary southern hemisphere (summer 2012–13): Australia's hottest summer on record and extreme east coast rainfall; Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal
The Analysis of Infrastructure Asset Susceptibility Using High Resolution Climate Projection Modeling; Practical Responses to Climate Change National Conference 2010
The analysis of infrastructure asset susceptibility using high resolution climate projection modelling; Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) International Public Works Conference
The impact of climate change on the water resources of the Amu Darya Basin in Central Asia; Water Resources Management
To understand how storms batter Australia, we need a fresh deluge of dataTo understand how storms batter Australia, we need a fresh deluge of data
Using high-resolution regional climate projections to investigate the impact of climate change on flood inundation: a case-study from Tasmania; The 34th IAHR World Congress 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
Using subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) extreme rainfall forecasts for extended-range flood prediction in Australia; IAHS Proceedings and Reports
We’ve learned a lot about heatwaves, but we’re still just warming up

Research Projects

Advanced long-term planning and decision analysis to improve the resilience of communities against changing coastal risk; Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (BNHCRC)
An assessment of the viability of prescribed burning as a management tool under a changing climate; Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
Australia's wine future - adapting to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change.; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Development of a Floodplain Risk Assessment Process for Tasmania ; Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
High-Resolution Reanalysis for Tasmania Project: Stage 1; Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
High-Resolution Reanalysis for Tasmania Project: Stage 2; Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
Natural Disaster Risk Assessment for Tasmania Project; Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
Projecting Volunteer Resource Requirements Under Extreme Climate Futures; Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
Using long range extreme events forecasts for disaster risk reduction; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision