Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes

K.L. McInnes, C.J. White, I.D. Haigh, M. Hemer, R.A. Hoeke, N.J. Holbrook, A.S. Kiem, E. Oliver, Ranasinghe W M R J B Ranasinghe, K. Walsh, S. Westra, R. Cox

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Abstract

The Australian coastal zone encompasses tropical, sub- and extra-tropical climates and accommodates about 80 % of Australia’s population. Sea level extremes and their physical impacts in the coastal zone arise from a complex set of atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial processes that interact on a range of spatial and temporal scales and will be modified by a changing climate, including sea level rise. This review details significant progress over recent years in understanding the causes of past and projections of future changes in sea level and coastal extremes, yet a number of research questions, knowledge gaps and challenges remain. These include efforts to improve knowledge on past sea level extremes, integrate a wider range of processes in projections of future changes to sea level extremes, and focus efforts on understanding long-term coastline response from the combination of contributing factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-83
JournalClimatic change
Volume139
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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McInnes, K. L., White, C. J., Haigh, I. D., Hemer, M., Hoeke, R. A., Holbrook, N. J., ... Cox, R. (2016). Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes. Climatic change, 139(1), 69-83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1647-8
McInnes, K.L. ; White, C.J. ; Haigh, I.D. ; Hemer, M. ; Hoeke, R.A. ; Holbrook, N.J. ; Kiem, A.S. ; Oliver, E. ; Ranasinghe, Ranasinghe W M R J B ; Walsh, K. ; Westra, S. ; Cox, R. / Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes. In: Climatic change. 2016 ; Vol. 139, No. 1. pp. 69-83.
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