Coastal Oceanography

Coastal Modelling

Coastal modelling is the application of numerical simulation to understand coastal ocean processes and their prediction.

The areas of interest include estuarine, nearshore, continental shelf and slope regions and processes that drive exchanges between coastal waters and the adjacent deep-ocean, sea level processes (surface gravity waves, storm surge and tsunami) and sediment transport.


  • Ocean circulation

    Australia is an island continent surrounded by boundary currents, which include: Hiri (HiC), East Australian (EAC), Zeehan (ZC), Flinders (FC), Leeuwin (LC) and Holloway (HC) currents.


  • Extreme water levels

    Potential impacts and hazards of extreme water level events along our coasts are increasing as populations continue to escalate and the mean sea levels rise.