The influence of tropical cyclones on long-term riverine flooding; examples from tropical Australia

Nott, Jonathan (2018) The influence of tropical cyclones on long-term riverine flooding; examples from tropical Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 182. pp. 155-162.

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Abstract

Luminescence chronologies for two new slackwater flood deposit (SWD) sites (Broken River northeast Queensland and Ord River northwestern Western Australia) are presented and these along with other SWD chronologies from the same regions are compared with recently developed high resolution, isotope tropical cyclones (TC) records. Heightened TC activity occurred between 1400 and 1850 CE in Queensland and between 1500 and 1850 CE in Western Australia. A distinct clustering of flood events in northwest Western Australia during the period of enhanced TC activity suggests the two may be related. The SWD records in northeast Queensland do not cluster specifically during the period of heightened TC activity however several major floods do occur during this time suggesting that TCs may have been involved.

Item ID: 53408
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-457X
Keywords: Palaeofloods, Slacicwater deposits, Tropical cyclones, Northern Australia
Copyright Information: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 07:30
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040601 Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution @ 100%
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