Beaches of the New South Wales Coast

Beaches of the New South Wales Coast

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358 pages, 167 original figures, including 18 photographs; glossary, general index, beach index, surf index. This book provides the first description of all NSW ocean beaches. It is based on the results of the NSW section of the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program.It has two aims, first to provide the public with general information on the origin and nature of NSW beaches including the contribution of geology, oceanography, climate and biota to the beaches, together with information on beach hazards and beach safety.Second, to provide a description of each beach emphasising its physical characteristics including its name/s, location, access, facilities, dimensions and the character of the beach and surf zone. In particular it comments on the suitability of the beach for swimming, surfing and fishing, with special emphasis on the natural hazards.Based on the physical hazards all beaches are rated in terms of their public beach safety and scaled accordingly from 1 (safest) to 10 (least safe).This book will be revised in 2006.Three are cyclonic; the tropical, east coast and mid-latitude cyclones; and two associated with the high pressure systems including ... 1.11) form in the Coral Sea 2-3 times each summer and produce waves which arrive at Sydney on average 16.5 days per year ... Freak waves, king waves, rogue waves Freak waves do not.

Title:Beaches of the New South Wales Coast
Author:Andrew D. Short
Publisher:Sydney University Press - 2007


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