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Technical Reports

ACE publishes comprehensive technical reports on specific topics. Downloadable versions of the latest reports are available here.

TR: Sea ice reports vol 2: for the season 2012-2013: This report is a compilation of weekly sea ice reports for the East Antarctic. The reports were prepared to support ship operations in the region during the season of 2012-2013. They were primarily used as guidance for the Australian Antarctic program, but were also provided to other Antarctic operators.

TR: Generic design coastal erosion volumes and setbacks for Australia part 1 (2012):

TR: Generic design coastal erosion volumes and setbacks for Australia part 2 (2012): Numerical model predictions of coastal erosion volumes and setbacks at selected representative open coast, sandy beaches along the Australian coastline. Also, for a range of extreme storm events allow the assessment of storm erosion vulnerability on a regional level and provision of a range of storm erosion volumes along the Australian coastline and recession due to sea-level rise.

TR: Estimating present day extreme total water level exceedance probabilities around the coastline of Australia (2012) This report describes a study aimed at estimating present day extreme sea level exceedance probabilities due to tides, storm surges, tides and mean sea level (but exclusive of wind-waves) around the whole coastline of Australia.

TR: Sea ice reports for the season 2011-2012 This report is a compilation of weekly sea ice reports for the East Antarctic. The reports were prepared to support ship operations in the region during the season of 2011-2012. They were primarily used as guidance for the Australian Antarctic program, but were also provided to other Antarctic operators.

TR: Government Coastal Planning Responses to Rising Sea Levels (2011) This report comprises a review of government coastal planning responses to rising sea levels.  It covers responses by Australian federal and state governments plus the Northern Territory; responses by selected local councils in each state/Territory and selected jurisdictions overseas.

TR: Shoreline Change at Roches Beach, South-Eastern Tasmania 1957-2010 (2010) In this report observations of increased coastal erosion indicate the influence of climate change. Results from a study of Roches Beach, Tasmania, show that during the 1970's the beach changed from being stable to progressively receding. (Download Appendices).

TR: The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model v1.2 (2010). The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model is a computationally-efficient coupled atmosphere-sea ice-ocean general circulation model, suitable for studying climate variability and change on millennial timescales. This technical report prepared by Dr Steven Phipps of ACE CRC and University of NSW constitutes both technical documentation and a user's guide for version 1.2. It has been written with beginners and experienced users in mind.

Climate Futures for Tasmania technical reports and summaries.