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dc.contributor.authorHunt, Shannonen_US
dc.contributor.authorStuart, Gregen_US
dc.contributor.authorReed, Russellen_US
dc.contributor.authorMirfenderesk, Hamiden_US
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Rodgeren_US
dc.contributor.editorLouise Wallendorf, Lesley Ewing, Chris Jones, Bruce Jaffeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:08:36Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:08:36Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-17T07:34:37Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780784409688en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/40968(312)63en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36401
dc.description.abstractThe City of Gold Coast has a population of approximately 500,000 residents and is one of the most intensely developed coastal areas in the country. Much of this development is centered around the 52 kilometres of sandy beaches and over 600km of waterways and canals. The tidal cycle is semi-diurnal, varying from 0.2 m to 2 m with a mean of 1 m. Sediment transport is dominated by wave action with an annual longshore transport rate of 500,000 m3 per year. Three different swell regimes have been identified (Castelle et al, 2007) including highly destructive waves associated with tropical cyclones and East coast lows that generally occur from November to July. Major storm events have shaped the lifestyle and livelihoods of Gold Coast residents for many years. The earliest records of erosion date back to 1894. Cyclones and major storms have occurred in almost every decade since the 1930's. The largest storm seasons with the most damage occurred in 1954, 1967 and 1974. Since these events much effort was put into planning to mitigate risks of erosion. Recent research projects and management plans are improving the capacity of the Gold Coast community to prepare for and react to coastal disasters.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleSolutions to Coastal Disasters 2008en_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter63en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom699en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto712en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205en_US
dc.titleManaging Coastal Disasters on Australia's Gold Coasten_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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