Abstract

The south-west coast of Western Australia is made up of a series of exposed limestone headlands which are prone to the development of cliff lines and large overhangs. Coastal processes such as wind and water erosion in conjunction with salt crystallisation and carbonate dissolution make these cliffs highly susceptible to collapse. The damaging impact that these unstable cliffs can have on the community was demonstrated on 27 September 1996, when four adults and five children were killed in a rockfall at Huzzas Beach, Gracetown.
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nonGeographicDataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2002-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

69650 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/69650/

Keywords

GA Publication
Report
coasts
geohazards
marine
AU-WA
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

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Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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Metadata File Identifier

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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