Spatial and Temporal Variability of Longshore Transport Along Gold Coast, Australia

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Title Spatial and Temporal Variability of Longshore Transport Along Gold Coast, Australia
Author Splinter, Kristen; Golshani, Ali; Stuart, Greg; Tomlinson, Rodger Benson
Publication Title Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference. Coastal Engineering 2010
Editor Jane Mckee Smith and Patrick Lynett
Year Published 2010
Place of publication online
Publisher Coastal Engineering Research Council
Abstract Spatial and temporal variability of longshore transport potential for a 35-km stretch of sandy coastline on the east coast of Australia is examined using a 25-year data set. Six-hourly offshore wave data is binned into yearly wave classes using a global k-means algorithm that accounts for wave height, period, and direction simultaneously. Wave class estimates are shoaled into the nearshore using MIKE 21 Spectral Wave (SW) model. Longshore transport is calculated using the formulas of Kamphuis (1991; 2002) and Bayram et al. (2007) and show good agreement with previously published estimates for the Gold Coast, suggesting the wave classification scheme sufficiently represents the variability in yearly wave data. Results show large temporal and spatial variability of transport potential along the coastline. Spatial variation is attributed to shoreline orientation and wave exposure, while temporal variability is significantly correlated with variations in the Southern Oscillation Index.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2010. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
ISBN 2156-1028
Conference name International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE)
Location Shanghai, China
Date From 2010-06-30
Date To 2010-07-06
Date Accessioned 2011-01-27
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Ocean Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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