This book contains updated, reviewed versions of some selected papers on "Sea-Level Changes and their Effects" presented at the International Ocean and Atmosphere Pacific Conference (OAP 95), held in Adelaide, South Australia, 23-27 October 1995. In addition several reviewed articles on important topics not covered by the papers presented at OAP 95 were invited. The articles in this volume will find an audience among coastal developers, marine biologists and environmentalists. They cover a range of topics including the efforts of long-term sea-level rise on coastal flows and its impact on mangrove communities, the determination of long-term sea-level change relative to the vertical motion of the land, to the numerical modelling of short term sea-level changes due to tides, tsunamis and the weather.
Sea-Level Change in the Pacific (P D Nunn); Effects of Sea-Level Rise on the Hydrodynamics of a Coral Reef Lagoon: Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (C J Heam & M J Atkinson); Possible Impacts of Predicted Sea-Level Rise on South Pacific Mangroves (J Ellison); Monitoring Sea Level: Who's Monitoring the Land? (S M Turner & G M Homes); Relative Sea-Level Change and Geologic Corrections to South Australian Tide Gauge Records (E J Barnett & N Harvey); Low Frequency Sea Level Variability in the Western Tropical Pacific 1992-1998 (J-M Verstraete); An Analysis of Variance in Pacific Tide Gauge Data (J L Luick); Hindcast Modelling of Recent Tsunamis in the Australian Region (W M Mitchell et al.); Adaptation Policies-Addressing Climate Change Impacts in the Pacific Region (C Kaluwin).