Title

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

RIS ID

100356

Publication Details

Woodroffe, C. D., Callaghan, D. P., Cowell, P., Wainwright, D. J., Rogers, K. & Ranasinghe, R. (2014). 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.

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.

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Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118845028.ch20