Researchers are studying the effects on wave direction as the tropics spread south

Thomas Mortlock is interviewed for this article in Forge Magazine.

Macquarie University at forefront of marine science.

Macquarie University’s pioneering research in marine science is helping planning authorities and coastal communities to better understand the threat of storm-related beach erosion.

The university’s Marine Climate Risk Group is fusing paleoclimatology (the study of past climates) with cutting-edge coastal modelling techniques to understand how the predicted southward expansion of the tropics will affect storm activity, wave patterns and sand movement.

The Marine Climate Risk Group is led by Associate Professor Ian Goodwin, and its research is now part of Macquarie University’s Marine Research Centre (MQ Marine).  Established in July 2015, MQ Marine is driving multidisciplinary research on oceans and marine ecosystems, and is adding to Macquarie University’s outstanding global reputation in marine science.

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