Weather & Climate Hazards Lab

Project: Weather & Climate Hazards Lab

Overview: The Weather and Climate Hazards Lab is a demonstration web application that presents data on tropical cyclones for the benefit of users in the insurance industry.

Developed with colleagues from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Lighthill Risk Network, the Lab allows the user to interactively visualise tropical cyclones from a number of data sources including IBTrACS (a database of historic tropical cyclones), reanalysis datasets (including ERA-Interim and JRA-25) and population density maps.

The user is able to generate summary statistics to give indications of the risks posed by these cyclones to populations and assets.

Partners: A collaborative project including Lighthill Risk Network and NCAS.


Weather hazards climate demonstrator visualization