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Research article
21 May 2019
Research article |  | 21 May 2019

Atmospheric circulation changes and their impact on extreme sea levels around Australia

Frank Colberg, Kathleen L. McInnes, Julian O'Grady, and Ron Hoeke

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This study investigates coastal sea level variability and extremes around Australia, taking into account historical conditions and future atmospheric changes. Modelling suggests changes in future extreme sea levels may occur. A southward movement of the subtropical ridge leads to reduced sea level extremes in many areas, while changes over the Gulf of Carpentaria are largest and positive during austral summer in two of four simulations, likely associated with changes in the northwest monsoon.
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