[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140102026]
Researchers Prof Ryan Lowe; Prof Dr Jan Roelvink; Dr Albertus VanDongeren;
Brief description Both tropical coral and temperate rocky reefs are abundant features of Australia's coastline, yet their hydrodynamics (waves, currents and water levels) are poorly understood relative to other coastal environments such as beaches. This project will elucidate the complex hydrodynamic processes when waves interact with the steep-slopes and large bottom roughness of reefs, by establishing an international research program combining laboratory and field measurements with numerical modelling. The improved process-understanding of reef hydrodynamics developed through this project will lead to significant advances in our ability to predict the impacts of extreme events (for example, storms and tsunamis) and climate change on coasts, both here and abroad.
Funding Amount 360000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects