A MULTI-SCALE COASTAL STORM HAZARDS EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR AUSTRALIA

Christopher Leaman, Mani Thran, Daniel David, Ian Turner, Mitchell Harley, Nashwan Matheen, Michael Cuttler, Jeff Hanson, Kristen Splinter, Michael Kinsela, Ryan Lowe, Diana Greenslade, Stefan Zieger, Andy Taylor

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Abstract

Coastal storms pose a threat to livelihoods and assets along Australia’s coastlines. By delivering timely information about approaching coastal storms, early warning systems (EWSs) can enhance community preparedness and inform risk-reduction measures, with the goal of reducing potential impacts to property, critical infrastructure, and loss of life. Worldwide, existing coastal hazard EWSs primarily center around the forecasting of coastal flooding risks, which predominantly occur along surge-dominated coastlines. However, many of Australia’s densely populated coastlines are wavedominated, where erosion hazards feature more prominently. This pilot project has developed a multiscale, coastal hazard EWS capability for Australia that uses state-of-the-art scientific methods for predicting both erosion and flooding impacts caused by coastal storms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
EditorsDaniel Cox
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661164
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023
Event37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2022 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20229 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Number37
ISSN (Print)0161-3782

Conference

Conference37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2022
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/12/229/12/22

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