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A framework for modelling the risks of climate-change impacts on Australian coasts

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter describes a framework that integrates geomorphological and engineering understanding of coastal behaviour in a way that can be incorporated into coastal management decisions. It describes probabilistic assessment of a range of possible outcomes and their uncertainties, which can provide planners with greater flexibility than more deterministic approaches. Many studies of the impact of sea-level rise on shorelines adopt a deterministic approach, particularly based on the Bruun Rule, by which a possible shoreline position for some time in the future is portrayed on a map. The repeated beach surveys at Narrabeen Beach represent an adequate dataset against which to compare simulation results.

Authors


  •   Woodroffe, Colin D.
  •   Callaghan, David P. (external author)
  •   Cowell, P J. (external author)
  •   Wainwright, David J. (external author)
  •   Rogers, Kerrylee
  •   Ranasinghe, Roshanka (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Woodroffe, C. D., Callaghan, D. P., Cowell, P., Wainwright, D. J., Rogers, K. & Ranasinghe, R. (2015). A framework for modelling the risks of climate-change impacts on Australian coasts. In J. Palutikof, S. L. Boulter, J. Barnett & D. Dr David Rissik (Eds.), Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation (pp. 181-189). United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118845028 2014

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84922650481

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2764

Book Title


  • Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 181

End Page


  • 189

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This chapter describes a framework that integrates geomorphological and engineering understanding of coastal behaviour in a way that can be incorporated into coastal management decisions. It describes probabilistic assessment of a range of possible outcomes and their uncertainties, which can provide planners with greater flexibility than more deterministic approaches. Many studies of the impact of sea-level rise on shorelines adopt a deterministic approach, particularly based on the Bruun Rule, by which a possible shoreline position for some time in the future is portrayed on a map. The repeated beach surveys at Narrabeen Beach represent an adequate dataset against which to compare simulation results.

Authors


  •   Woodroffe, Colin D.
  •   Callaghan, David P. (external author)
  •   Cowell, P J. (external author)
  •   Wainwright, David J. (external author)
  •   Rogers, Kerrylee
  •   Ranasinghe, Roshanka (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Woodroffe, C. D., Callaghan, D. P., Cowell, P., Wainwright, D. J., Rogers, K. & Ranasinghe, R. (2015). A framework for modelling the risks of climate-change impacts on Australian coasts. In J. Palutikof, S. L. Boulter, J. Barnett & D. Dr David Rissik (Eds.), Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation (pp. 181-189). United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118845028 2014

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84922650481

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2764

Book Title


  • Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 181

End Page


  • 189

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom