A PROBABILISTIC MODEL OF REGIONAL-SCALE RESPONSE TO EXTREME STORM EVENTS

  • Tomas Beuzen
  • Kristen D. Splinter
  • Ian L. Turner
  • Mitchell D. Harley
  • Lucy A. Marshall
  • Margaret L. Palmsten
  • Hilary F. Stockdon
  • Nathaniel G. Plant

Abstract

Predicting beach erosion caused by extreme storms remains a key focus of the coastal engineering community, having important implications for both emergency and long-term coastal management and planning. In June 2016, an extra-tropical cyclone impacted the east coast of Australia, resulting in the largest erosion event recorded in this region for several decades. High-resolution data collected during this event included immediate pre and post-storm airborne LIDAR measurements of the subaerial beach along 400 km of coastline, as well as detailed modeling of inshore wave conditions. This unprecedented data set presents a unique opportunity to explore key drivers of the observed local and regional variability in the response of beaches to extreme storm events.
Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Beuzen, T., Splinter, K. D., Turner, I. L., Harley, M. D., Marshall, L. A., Palmsten, M. L., Stockdon, H. F., & Plant, N. G. (2018). A PROBABILISTIC MODEL OF REGIONAL-SCALE RESPONSE TO EXTREME STORM EVENTS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), risk.46. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.risk.46