The influence of atmospheric and ocean circulation variability on the southwest Western Australian wave climate

Moritz Wandres

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    Abstract

    This thesis Investigates the Influence of (1) surface currents, (2) atmospheric circulation variability, and (3) climate change on the southwest Western Australian (SWWA) wave regime. On time-scales or a few days, SWWA waves are significantly
    impacted by the Leeuwin Current, while on time-scales of months to years the SWWA wave climate is modulated by fluctuations
    in the Southern Ocean storm belt and the subtropical high-pressure ridge. Under climate change, nearshore waves are projected to be mostly affected by sea level rise, while the offshore wave climate is projected to be altered mainly by changing atmospheric patterns.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Pattiaratchi, Charitha, Supervisor
    • Wijeratne, Sarath, Supervisor
    Award date26 Mar 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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