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Australian Beach Safety and Management Database Program (ABSAMP)

Australian Ocean Data Network
Short, Andrew, Professor
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ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Adc&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2FANDS&rft_id=http://catalogue-aodn.prod.aodn.org.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/search?uuid=a5bf4b30-1969-11dc-819b-00188b4c0af8&rft.title=Australian Beach Safety and Management Database Program (ABSAMP)&rft.identifier=http://catalogue-aodn.prod.aodn.org.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/search?uuid=a5bf4b30-1969-11dc-819b-00188b4c0af8&rft.description=The database contains geographical and physical information about all the Australian open coast beaches, as well as some of the larger bays around the coastline. The database is complete for over 11,000 beaches around Australia. The survey data collected includes: number of beaches, beach location, zoning, beach type/rating, roads/town, beach geomorphology, beach morphodynamics, access/facilities, barrier/drainage key, maps and air photos and beach sediment. Sediment samples (~4000) of both beach and dune sands were also collected during the development of the database. This data resides with Geoscience Australia in Canberra.Statement: The core of this database is information about each beach on the coast of each state. Data for each beach have been obtained from a wide range of sources. Data receives double checking for typographical errors made in data entry, as well as cross reference of select table attributes, such as beach length, with topographical maps. The surf zone information was combined with visual observations made during ground and aerial beach inspection to produce an estimate of breaker wave height at each beach. Data parameters: number of beaches, beach location, zoning, beach type/rating, roads/town, beach geomorphology, beach morphodynamics, access/facilities, barrier/drainage key, maps and air photos, number of barriers, number of drainages, beach sediment, digital beach images and google images.&rft.creator=Short, Andrew, Professor &rft.date=2007&rft.coverage=westlimit=140.00; southlimit=-43.00; eastlimit=150.00; northlimit=-37.50&rft.coverage=westlimit=140.00; southlimit=-43.00; eastlimit=150.00; northlimit=-37.50&rft_subject=oceans&rft_subject=BEACHES&rft_subject=EARTH SCIENCE&rft_subject=OCEANS&rft_subject=COASTAL PROCESSES&rft_subject=EROSION&rft_subject=SEDIMENTATION&rft_subject=SEDIMENT TRANSPORT&rft.type=dataset&rft.language=English Access the data

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The database contains geographical and physical information about all the Australian open coast beaches, as well as some of the larger bays around the coastline. The database is complete for over 11,000 beaches around Australia. The survey data collected includes: number of beaches, beach location, zoning, beach type/rating, roads/town, beach geomorphology, beach morphodynamics, access/facilities, barrier/drainage key, maps and air photos and beach sediment.

Sediment samples (~4000) of both beach and dune sands were also collected during the development of the database. This data resides with Geoscience Australia in Canberra.

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Statement: The core of this database is information about each beach on the coast of each state. Data for each beach have been obtained from a wide range of sources. Data receives double checking for typographical errors made in data entry, as well as cross reference of select table attributes, such as beach length, with topographical maps. The surf zone information was combined with visual observations made during ground and aerial beach inspection to produce an estimate of breaker wave height at each beach.

Data parameters: number of beaches, beach location, zoning, beach type/rating, roads/town, beach geomorphology, beach morphodynamics, access/facilities, barrier/drainage key, maps and air photos, number of barriers, number of drainages, beach sediment, digital beach images and google images.

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Credit
Surf Lifesaving Australia
Credit
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
Purpose
The main aim of collecting this information is for use to improve beach safety and better manage lifesaving resources, in the interest of human safety on Australian beaches.

Issued: 13 06 2007

Data time period: 1990-01-01 to 2004

This dataset is part of a larger collection

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150,-37.5 150,-43 140,-43 140,-37.5 150,-37.5

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