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Monitoring Cyclones and Flooding


A Porites bommie (coral outcrop) tossed up on to the Great Barrier Reef by Tropical Cyclone Hamish in 2009. Copyright AIMS.

AIMS researchers continue to monitor and evaluate the effects of cyclones on coral reefs in Australia. For a brief selection of AIMS peer-reviewed publications into cyclones and flooding please follow these links:   

Flood Impacts in Keppel Bay, Southern Great Barrier Reef in the Aftermath of Cyclonic Rainfall

Disturbance gradients on inshore and offshore coral reefs caused by a severe tropical cyclone

Caught in the Middle: Combined Impacts of Shark Removal and Coral Loss on the Fish Communities of Coral Reefs

For information on our Great Barrier Reef Ocean Observing System: http://data.aims.gov.au/gbroos/