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15 Priorities for wind-waves research: an Australian perspective


Greenslade, D and Hemer, M and Babanin, A and Lowe, R and Turner, I and Power, H and Young, I and Ierodiaconou, D and Hibbert, G and Williams, G and Aijaz, S and Albuquerque, J and Allen, S and Banner, M and Branson, P and Buchan, S and Burton, A and Bye, J and Cartwright, N and Chabchoub, A and Colberg, F and Contardo, S and Dufois, F and Earl-Spurr, C and Farr, D and Goodwin, I and Gunson, J and Hansen, J and Hanslow, D and Harley, M and Hetzel, Y and Hoeke, R and Jones, N and Kinsela, M and Liu, Q and Makarynskyy, O and Marcollo, H and Mazaheri, S and McConochie, J and Millar, G and Moltmann, T and Moodie, N and Morim, J and Morison, R and Orszaghova, J and Pattiaratchi, C and Pomeroy, A and Proctor, R and Provis, D and Reef, R and Rijnsdorp, D and Rutherford, M and Schultz, E and Shayer, J and Splinter, K and Steinberg, C and Strauss, D and Stuart, G and Symonds, G and Tarbath, K and Taylor, D and Taylor, J and Thotagamuwage, D and Toffoli, A and Valizadeh, A and van Hazel, J and Vieira da Silva, G and Wandres, M and Whittaker, C and Williams, D and Winter, G and Xu, J and Zhong, A and Zieger, S, 15 Priorities for wind-waves research: an Australian perspective, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101, (4) pp. E446-E461. ISSN 0003-0007 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0262.1


The Australian marine research, industry, and stakeholder community has recently undertaken an extensive collaborative process to identify the highest national priorities for windwaves research. This was undertaken under the auspices of the Forum for Operational Oceanography Surface Waves Working Group. The main steps in the process were first, soliciting possible research questions from the community via an online survey; second, reviewing the questions at a face-to-face workshop; and third, online ranking of the research questions by individuals. This process resulted in 15 identified priorities, covering research activities and the development of infrastructure. The top five priorities are 1) enhanced and updated nearshore and coastal bathymetry; 2) improved understanding of extreme sea states; 3) maintain and enhance the in situ buoy network; 4) improved data access and sharing; and 5) ensemble and probabilistic wave modeling and forecasting. In this paper, each of the 15 priorities is discussed in detail, providing insight into why each priority is important, and the current state of the art, both nationally and internationally, where relevant. While this process has been driven by Australian needs, it is likely that the results will be relevant to other marine-focused nations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marine, observing, data
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Biological oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
UTAS Author:Moltmann, T (Mr Tim Moltmann)
UTAS Author:Proctor, R (Dr Roger Proctor)
ID Code:138837
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2020-05-01
Last Modified:2022-08-29

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