Professor Jon Nott
Professor Physical Geography
Visit: Room 221, Building A2, in Cairns
Call: (+61) 740 42 1222
Fax: (+61) 740 42 1284
Jon undertakes research into extreme natural events such as tsunamis and tropical cyclones and specializes in post-event surveys both in Australia and overseas and also reconstructing long-term natural records of these extreme events. These records provide a more realistic guide to the long-term behaviour of these hazards and can be used as a basis for estimating their return intervals and for risk assessment. Prof. Nott has published many articles on these topics in international science journals and has provided the first detailed review of the techniques involved in reconstructing these long-term records in his book ‘Extreme Events’ published by Cambridge University Press in 2006.
Brief description of research impact:
Thomas M, Nott J, Murray AS & Price DM (2007)Fluvial response to late Quaternary climate change in NE Queensland, Australia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 251 (2007), 119 - 136
Nott J (2007) The importance of Quaternary records in reducing risk from tropical cyclones. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 251 (2007), 137 - 149
Nott J, Haig JE, Neil H & Gillieson DS (2007) Greater frequency variability of landfalling tropical cyclones at centennial compared to seasonal and decadal
scales. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 255 (2007), 367 - 372
Hawkes AD, Bird MI, Cowie S, Grundy-Warr C, Horton BP, Hwai ATS, Law L, Mcgregor C, Nott J, Ong J, Rigg J, Robinson R, Tan-Mullins M, Sa TT, Yasin Z & Aik LW (2007) Sediments deposited by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami along the Malaysia-Thailand Peninsula. Marine Geology, 242 (2007), 169 - 190
Flay S & Nott J (2007) Effect of ENSO on Queensland seasonal landfalling tropical cyclone activity. International Journal of Climatology, 27 (2007), 1327 - 1334
Nott, J.F. 2006. Extreme events – a physical re construction and risk assessment . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge U.K. 300p.
Nott, J.F. 2006. Tropical cyclones and the evolution of the sedimentary coast of Northern Australia . Journal of Coastal Research, 22, 49-62
Nott, J. F. 2005. Evolution of Australia 's eastern highlands. In,Bermingham , E., Dick, C. and Moritz, C.. (ed.) Tropical Rainforests past, present and future . The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 745p.
Nott, J.F. 2005. Storm tide risk in Cairns – has it been underestimated? Natural Hazards , 34, 375-379.
Nott, J.F. and Hubbert , G. 2005. Comparisons between topographically surveyed debris lines and modeled inundation levels from severe tropical cyclones Vance and Chris, and their geomorphic impact on the sand coast. Australian Meteorological Magazine , 54, 187-196
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