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Trends, projections, and drivers of frequent coastal flooding under sea-level rise
thesisposted on 2023-11-16, 03:16 authored by BENJAMIN SAMUEL HAGUE
Climate change is causing higher sea level at coastal locations around the world. In this thesis we develop a framework to identify the locations that are most at risk of very frequent coastal flooding as sea-level rise continues. Historically, coastal flood impacts have been rare and mostly associated with extreme weather. We show that sea-level rise is changing this, having already increased the number of coastal floods that can occur during calm conditions. This thesis shows that in coming decades these sunny-day floods are expected to become the main cause of coastal flood impacts around Australia.