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The June 2016 Australian East Coast Low: Importance of Wave Direction for Coastal Erosion Assessment

by Thomas R. Mortlock , Ian D. Goodwin, John K. McAneney and Kevin Roche

In June 2016, an unusual East Coast Low storm affected some 2000 km of the eastern seaboard of Australia bringing heavy rain, strong winds and powerful wave conditions. While wave heights offshore of Sydney were not exceptional, nearshore wave conditions were such that beaches experienced some of the worst erosion in 40 years.

Publications

Amri, A., Bird, D. K., Ronan, K., Haynes, K., and Towers, B.  Disaster risk reduction education in Indonesia: challenges  and recommendations for scaling up. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 595-612, doi:10.5194/nhess-17-595-2017, 2017.

Amri, A. (2015). Challenges in implementing disaster risk reduction education: Views from the frontline in Indonesia. Macquarie University Sydney.

Blong, R., Enright, N., Grasso, P., Preservation of thin tephra.  Journal of Applied Volcanology.

Blong, R., Kemp, J., Chen, K., Dating the Last Major Eruption of Long Island, Papua New Guinea: The Evidence From Dampier’s 1700 Voyage on the Roebuck.  Terrae Incognitae. The Journal of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Volume 48, 2016 – Issue 2.

 Bracs, M. A., Turner, I. L., Splinter, K. D., Short, A. D., & Mortlock, T. R. (2016). Synchronised patterns of erosion and deposition observed at two beaches. Marine Geology, 380, 196-204.

Country, B., Wright, S., Lloyd, K., Suchet-Pearson, S., Burarrwanga, L., Ganambarr, R., & Tofa, M. (2016). Meaningful tourist transformations with Country at Bawaka, North East Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Tourism Studies.