Tabourie Lake artificial breach data

Wainwright, David (2015): Tabourie Lake artificial breach data. The University of Queensland. Dataset. doi:10.14264/uql.2015.640

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Project name Dynamic Modelling of Coastal Lagoon Entrance Opening Processes
Project description
The dataset is described in detail in David Wainwright's Thesis "Dynamic Modelling of Coastal Lagoon Entrance Opening Processes".  Which involved the measurement of an artificial breach at Tabourie Lake, New South Wales, and attempts to numerically model that breach evolution and the hydraulic response of the channel and lagoon.
Contact name Wainwright, David
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Creator name Wainwright, David
Creator(s) role Chief Investigator
Dataset name Tabourie Lake artificial breach data
Dataset description
Note that the data is described in detail within the thesis "Dynamic Modelling of Coastal Lagoon Entrance Opening Processes", by David Wainwright, 2013.  

The data included here includes that collected by the Author, and colleagues at the University of Queensland on 13th   February, 2008.  Associated data, comprising the time series of recorded ocean water levels, and water levels inside Lake Tabourie during the breach is held by Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, on behalf of the NSW Government's Office of Environment and Heritage (

There are two files:

1. A zipped tarball containing GIS terrain model files (MapInfo and GeoTIff file formats, to Projection MGA56, and Australian Height Datum).  These terrain models are based on total station snapshot surveys, primarily of the top and bottom of banks during the course of the breach, augmented by pre-breach survey and interpretation of still photographs captured during the event.  The base of the channel is not well resolved, and users should be aware of this limitation.  A discussion of the likely errors is provided in the above mentioned  thesis.

2. A comma separated values (.csv) file containing water level measurements (reduced to AHD) from temporary recorders and surface current speed values measured as described in the above thesis.  All times are to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). 

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ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
DOI 10.14264/uql.2015.640
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Type of data Data
GIS files
Data Volume Approx 2Mb
Software required Text Editor
Language eng
Collection start date 2008-02-13
Collection end date 2008-02-13
Time coverage start date 2008-02-13
Time coverage end date 2013-02-13
Keyword Coastal lagoon
Survey - land-based
Water Levels
Current Speed
Morphological modelling
Sandy beach berm
Collection type Dataset
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2015
Copyright notice 2015, University of Queensland

Document type: Data Collection
Collections: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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Created: Tue, 02 Jun 2015, 05:26:51 EST by David Wainwright