Complex coastal and nearshore morphology (e.g., headlands, bays, reefs) is common globally and is important in influencing coastal hydrodynamics and morphological changes. This thesis investigates the dynamics of waves, currents and beach morphology at a reef fringed pocket beach at Gnarabup Beach in Southwestern Australia using field observations and numerical modelling. My results demonstrate the impacts of the reefs and headlands on the nearshore wave characteristics, and the resulting currents and beach dynamics. I also link the regional variability in waves, water levels and the sea breeze cycle, to the shoreline variations at Gnarabup Beach.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||25 Feb 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|