Synopsis 

East Coast Lows (ECLs) are a major cause of coastal erosion on the east coast of Australia. Evidence suggests that the frequency and character of ECLs will change in the future. How these changes will affect coastal erosion remains to be investigated. The project: ‘How will Future Changes in East Coast Lows Affect Coastal Erosion’ will analyse this change.

Aims 

This project will analyse regional climate model simulations to quantify the changes in ECLs relevant to coastal erosion processes.

Student Benefits 

The student will learn how to:

  • Manipulate large datasets (programming are skills are required)
  • Understand how wind and wave processes cause coastal erosion
  • Help quantify the likely future of these natural disasters