Western Australian sea level variability

Matthew Eliot

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The Western Australian tide gauge network was used to examine coastal flooding occurrence. Astronomical tides and storm surges were confirmed as the primary contributing processes with other processes having a secondary influence. Coastally trapped waves generated by tropical cyclones were identified, propagating thousands of kilometres from the Northwest Shelf. Inter-annual modulations on coastal flooding included the ENSO cycle and the 18.6 year tidal cycle for the southwest, next peaking in 2025. A 4.4 year tidal cycle occurs in the northwest. Results confirmed the importance of Interactions between coastal flooding processes and showed potential for extreme flooding if processes peak simultaneously.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Pattiaratchi, Charitha, Supervisor
Award date24 Oct 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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