Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
15 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 15 Feb 2019

The impact of sea-level rise on tidal characteristics around Australia

Alexander Harker, J. A. Mattias Green, Michael Schindelegger, and Sophie-Berenice Wilmes

Data sets

Sea level measured by tide gauges from global oceans P.~C. Caldwell, M. A. Merrifield, and P. R. Thompson

GESLA (Global Extreme Sea Level Analysis) high frequency sea level dataset P. L. Woodworth, J. R. Hunter, M. Marcos Moreno, P. C. Caldwell, M. Menendez, and I. D. Haigh

Short summary
We used a computer model to help predict how changing sea levels around Australia will affect the ebb and flow of the tide. We found that sea-level rise and coastal flooding affect where energy from the tide is dissipated and how the tide flows around the coastline. We found that we must consider how sea-level rise will affect tides across the rest of the world, as that will have an impact on Australia too. This sort of investigation can help direct coastal management and protection efforts.