A Synthesis of Climate Change and Coastal Science to Support Adaptation in the Communities of Torres Strait

Duce, Stephanie J., Parnell, Kevin E., Smithers, Scott G., and McNamara, Karen E. (2010) A Synthesis of Climate Change and Coastal Science to Support Adaptation in the Communities of Torres Strait. Report. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, QLD.

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[Extract] This report provides a synthesis of research on climate change and coastal science in the Torres Strait, and has been produced for the Australian Government's Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF). It identifies and summarises work to date on reef evolution, hydrodynamics and sedimentary environments throughout the Torres Strait. It describes the island dynamics at Boigu, Saibai, Masig, Poruma, Warraber and Iama Islands. Numerous studies relating to climatic change are reviewed and the most relevant regional predictions for climate change in the Torres Strait are presented. The potential physical and ecological impacts of these changes in the Torres Strait are also identified. Adaptation and mitigation measures are suggested and their outcomes and consequences are evaluated. The key principles from sustainable land use plans on the islands are summarised and knowledge gaps in the fields of both coastal and climatic science are identified to guide future research.

Item ID: 18087
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-921359-53-8
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 04:12
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040699 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 100%
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