Journal article

Downscaling Future Longshore Sediment Transport in South Eastern Australia

Julian O’Grady, Alexander Babanin, Kathleen McInnes

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | MDPI AG | Published : 2019


Modelling investigations into the local changes in the shoreline resulting from enhanced atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and global climate change are important for supporting the planning of coastal mitigation measures. Analysis of Global Climate Model (GCM) and Regional Climate Model (RCM) simulations has shown that Lakes Entrance, a township located at the northern end of Ninety Mile Beach in south-eastern Australia, is situated in a region that may experience noticeable future changes in longshore winds, waves and coastal currents, which could alter the supply of sediments to the shoreline. This paper will demonstrate a downscaling procedure for using the data from GCM and RCM ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Earth Science and Climate Change Hub of the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). This work also forms part of the lead author's PhD thesis.