Learning about climate change resilience

March 10, 2018

This week I was in Mossman, far north Queensland, with Elisa Zavadil from Alluvium, where we were using our wave tank to learn about how coastal risks will change over time.  

 

So why the big red 'climate change' watering can?  Its because climate change is not only expected to affect floods and droughts on land, but also sea levels, cyclones and coastal risk.  By changing the water level within our tank just a few centimetres, we can see larger waves reach our shoreline, higher wave run-up and greater volumes of wave overtopping.  

 

 

For more information on our physical models, and how they can be used by universities and  STEM ambassadors, look here.  

 

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