Professor Tom Baldock

Professor

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
t.baldock@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69432

Overview

Professor Tom Baldock, B.Eng, Ph.D (Lond), DIC, MIEAust.

Professor Baldock’s research is primarily in the field of Coastal and Ocean Engineering, but also encompasses renewable energy and higher education. He has published 97 journal papers and over 70 conference papers, notably in top-rated journals for his discipline (Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society), and is the most published author in the journal Coastal Engineering over the past decade. He is presently principal supervisor for 4 Ph.D. students and two Research Fellows, with 13 PhD students graduated since 2007. He has strong national and international collaboration on research on topical issues in coastal engineering and close links with Government and National agencies, which includes consultancy and expert witness services in Marine Engineering. Recent and current relevant research projects include a multi-partner CSIRO Cluster project under the Wealth from Oceans Flagship, investigating tsunami impact on ultra-long submarine pipelines running from the deep ocean up to continental slope and then onshore, ARC Discovery, ARC Linkage and ARC LIEF projects investigating storm surge and wave run-up along the East Australian coast, and four European Union HYDRALAB IV transnational access projects to study beach erosion and recovery processes in large wave flume facilities. He is also working with Geoscience Australia on the Bushfire and Natural Hazards projects, Resilience of Coasts to Clustered storm events and with the Global Change Institute (UQ) on the World Bank project "Capturing Coral Reef Ecosystems Services".

He is a member of the Editorial Board for Coastal Engineering

He is Chair of the Organising Committee for Coasts and Ports 2017, to be held in Cairns, June 2017 Coasts and Port 2017

His primary research interests are in : Swash zone hydrodynamics, Beach face sediment transport, Long wave generation and surf beat, Wave groups in the coastal zone, Swash induced beach groundwater flows, Extreme non-linear waves (freak waves), Storm surge and tsunami hazards

His current research projects are in the fields of:

  1. Swash Zone hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport
  2. Long waves and extreme wave run-up
  3. Surf zone processes and beach erosion
  4. Coastal harzards, including storm surge and tsunami
  5. Lattice Boltzmann Modelling
  6. Wind waves and cyclone hazards
  7. Wave energy conversion

Research Interests

  • Surf zone waves and tsunami impact
  • Wave run-up and beach erosion
  • Swash zone hydrodynamics and sediment transport
  • Surf Beat on Plane and Barred Beaches
    A laboratory investigation of long wave generation and behgaviour over plane and barred beaches. In particular, clarifying forcing mechanisms, correlatins between along and short waves and non-linear effects. For barred beaches, investigating potential long wave resonance. Water level fluctutautions may be relevant to rip current behaviour.
  • Bed Shear Stress in the Swash Zone and Sediment Transport
    Development of new instrumentation to directly measure bed shear stress in the swash zone, and compare with classical theory. Smooth, rough and mobile beds will be investigated. The results will be related to sediment transport measurements and field data.

Research Impacts

Community Impact Prof Baldock’s work is also relevant to a wide community and generates significant interest at the public level. This includes: Channel 9 Television main evening news, “Measuring beach face morphodynamics”, October, 2003, with M. G. Hughes. Broadcast region population 1.7 million people. Tsunami modelling: ABC National TV news, 17&18thth December 2005. All states and territories. ABC State and Local Radio, 17&18th December 2005, National and state newspapers (The Australian, IT Today, Tuesday 14th February 2006, Courier Mail, QLD, Engineers Australia, January 2006). Tsunami modelling - Channel 10, Broadcast nationally March, 2006. Perception, performance and economics of renewable energy technology in the Tourism Industry. ABC National Radio News, December 2007; ABC local radio, January 2008. Beach erosion and planning laws in Queensland, State and local newspapers, November 2009. Channel 10 News, QLD, Wind effects on storm surge impact at the coast, Nov 2010. The Weekend Australian, Enquirer; Science Illustrated, Australian Geographic, March 2011, commentary on 2011 Japanese tsunami. New Scientist, March 2011, commentary on a Science article on climate change on winds and waves

Academic impact Taking the ERA A* journal Coastal Engineering as the benchmark journal for applied Coastal Engineering research, Prof Baldock ranks 1st on the list of the most published authors in that journal over the preceding decade to the end of 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2nd to the end of 2008 and 2009, and again 1st to the end of 2012.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of London
  • PhD, University of London

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Please contact me directly to discuss latest topics or to propose your own study topic.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

  • Nichol, Scott, McPherson, Andrew, Howard, Floyd, Jiang, Wenping, Davies, Gareth, Moore, Duncan, Owens, Katherine, Sexton, Jane, Baldock, Tom, Callaghan, David and Gravois, Uriah (2016) Resilience to clustered disaster events at the coast: storm surge : Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Atkinson, Alexander, Shimamoto, Tomoko, Wu, Sheng, Birrien, Florent and Baldock, Tom E. (2015). Beach profile evolution under cyclic wave climates. In: Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015: 22nd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 15th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference. Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015: 22nd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 15th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, (18-23). 15 - 18 September 2015.

  • Olfateh, Mohammad, Callaghan, David P., Baldock, Tom E. and Nielsen, Peter (2015). Tropical Cyclones asymmetry, parametric presentation and discussion. In: Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015: 22nd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 15th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference. Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2015, Auckland, New Zealand, (642-646). 15-18 September 2015.

  • Jiang, Zhonglian and Baldock, Tom E. (2014). Bed shear stress measurements over rough fixed and mobile sediment beds in swash flows. In: Patrick Lynett, Proceedings of the 34th International Conference: Coastal Engineering 2014. International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Seoul, Korea, (1-9). 15-20 June 2014. doi:10.9753/icce.v34.currents.40

  • You, Zai-Jin, Laine, Ray, Hanslow, David J., Baldock, Tom and Wiecek, Daniel (2014). Field measurements of beach-dune dynamic profiles to assess erosion hazard on the coast of NSW, Australia. In: Patrick Lynett, Proceedings of the 34th International Conference: Coastal Engineering 2014. International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Seoul, Korea, (1-11). 15-20 June 2014. doi:10.9753/icce.v34.management.23

  • Alsina, Jose M., Caceres, Ivan, van der Zanden, Joep, Ribberink, Jan S. and Baldock, Tom E. (2014). Large scale experiments on beach evolution induced by bichromatic wave groups with varying group period. In: Patrick Lynett, Proceedings of the 34th International Conference: Coastal Engineering 2014. International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Seoul, Korea, (1-10). 15-20 June 2014. doi:10.9753/icce.v34.sediment.3

  • Shabani, Behnam, Nielsen, Peter and Baldock, Thomas (2014). Observations of nearshore and surf zone wind stress. In: Patrick Lynett, Proceedings of 34th Conference on Coastal Engineering. 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Seoul, South Korea, (waves.50.1-waves.50.10). 15-20 June 2014. doi:10.9753/icce.v34.waves.50

  • Javier, L., Woodroffe, C., Phinn, S. R., Hamylton, S., Callagan, D. P., Baldock, T. E. and Saunders, M. I. (2013). A sediment budget for Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef. In: 8th International Conference (AIG) on Geomorphology: Abstracts Volume. The 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology: Geomorphology and Sustainability, Paris, France, (840-840). 27-31 August 2013.

  • Power, Hannah E., Atkinson, Alexander L., Hammond, Tim and Baldock, Tom E. (2013). Accuracy of wave runup formula on contrasting southeast Australian beaches. In: Ian L. Turner and Edward D. Couriel, Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference. Proceedings. Coasts and Ports 2013: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, Manly, NSW, Australia, (1-6). 11-13 September, 2013.

  • Saunders, Megan I., Baldock, Tom, Brown, Christopher J., Callaghan, David P., Golshani, Aliastair, Hamylton, Sarah, Leon, Javier, Lovelock, Catherine E., Lyons, Mitchell B., O'Brien, Katherine R., Mumby, Peter J., Phinn, Stuart R. and Roelfsema, Christiaan M. (2013). Direct and indirect impacts of predicted sea level rise on seagrass. In: Program and Abstract Handbook: AMSA2013 Golden Jubilee Conference. AMSA 2013: Australian Marine Science Golden Jubilee Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (198-198). 7-11 July 2013.

  • Knight, David B., Meyer, Jan H. F., Baldock, Tom E., Callaghan, David P. and McCredden, Julie (2013). Embedding metacognitive exercises in the curriculum to boost students' conceptual understanding. In: Charles Lemckert, Graham Jenkins and Susan Lang-Lemckert, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: AAEE2013 Proceedings. AAEE 2013: 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (1-8). 8-11 December, 2013.

  • E Watterson, E., You, B., Baldock, T., Callaghan, D. and Nielsen, P. (2013). Flooding tailwater levels for NSW coastal entrances. In: 22nd NSW Coastal Conference, Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, (1-12). 12-15 November, 2013.

  • Baldock, Tom E. and Alsina, Jose (2013). Impact of beach scraping on near shore sediment transport and bar migration. In: Ian L. Turner and Edward D. Couriel, Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference. Proceedings. Coasts and Ports 2013: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, Manly NSW, Australia, (1-6). 11-13 September, 2013.

  • Moura, Theo, Olfateh, Mohammad, Callaghan, David, Nielsen, Peter, You, Bob and Baldock, Tom (2013). Tidal amplitude and wave setup in trained and untrained river entrances. In: Ian L. Turner and Edward D. Couriel, Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference. Proceedings. Coasts and Ports 2013: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, Manly, NSW, Australia, (). 11-13 September, 2013.

  • Hughes, Michael G., Aagaard, Troels, Baldock, Tom E. and Power, Hannah E. (2013). Wave runup (swash) spectra on natural beaches: morphodynamic controls. In: Ian L. Turner and Edward D. Couriel, Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference. Proceedings. Coasts and Ports 2013: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, Manly, NSW, Australia, (1-6). 11-13 September, 2013.

  • Golshani, Aliasghar, Baldock, Tom E., Mumby, Peter J., Callaghan, David, Nielsen, Peter and Phinn, Stuart (2012). Climate impacts on hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics at reef islands. In: D. Yellowlees and T. P. Hughes, Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, (). 9-3 July 2012.

  • Wainwright, D., Baldock, T. and Callaghan, D. (2012). Coastal Lagoon Entrance Management - What can models tell us?. In: 21st NSW Coastal Conference: Papers. 21st NSW Coastal Conference, Kiama, NSW, Australia, (1-20). 6-9 November 2012.

  • Seelam, Jaya Kumar and Baldock, Tom E. (2012). Measurement and modeling of solitary wave induced bed shear stress over a rough bed. In: Patrick Lynett and Jane McKee Smith, Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering. International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE2012), Santander, Spain, (1-15). 1-6 July 2012. doi:10.9753/icce.v33.waves.21

  • Othman, Ilya Khairanis, Baldock, Tom E. and Callaghan, David P. (2012). Measurement and modeling of the influence of grain size and pressure gradients on swash zone sediment transport. In: Patrick Lynett and Jane McKee Smith, Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering. International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE2012), Santander, Spain, (1-15). 1-6 July 2012. doi:10.9753/icce.v33.sediment.58

  • Meyer, Jan, Knight, David, Baldock, Tom, Kizil, Mehmet, O'Moore, Liza and Callaghan, David (2012). Scoping metalearning opportunity in the first three years of engineering. In: Llewellyn Mann and Scott Daniel, AAEE 2012 Conference Proceedings. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, (763-771). 3 - 5 December 2012.

  • Wainwright, D. J., Baldock, T. E. and Callaghan, D. P. (2012). Statistical modelling of coastal lagoon barrier height to inform coastal design and planning. In: Coast to Coast 2012, Brisbane, Australia, (). 17-21 September 2012.

  • Aliasghar, G., Baldock, T. E., Mumby, P. and Callaghan, D. P. (2012). Study of climate change impact on reef island shores using the swan model. In: Coast to Coast 2012, Brisbane, Australia, (). 17-21 September 2012.

  • Shabani, Behnam, Nielsen, Peter and Baldock, Thomas E. (2011). Field observations of wind stress over surf zone. In: Proceedings of the 21st (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011. 21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011, Maui, HI United States, (991-998). 19 - 24 June 2011.

  • Baldock, T. E., Alsina, J. A., Caceres, I., Manoonvoravong, P. and Pham, Kim Son (2011). Influence of surf-beat on beach morphology and sediment transport. In: Eric M. Valentine, Proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress. 34th IAHR World Congress, 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, (973-980). 26 June-1 July 2011.

  • Power, H. E. and Baldock, T. E. (2011). Measurement and modelling of hydrodynamics at the surf-swash boundary. In: Eric. M. Valentine, Proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congres; 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium; 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR): 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, (1017-1023). 26 June - 1 July 2011.

  • Wainwright, D. J., Kidd, L. J., Guard, P. A. and Baldock, T. E. (2011). Morphodynamic modelling of entrance breakout for a coastal lake. In: Coasts and Ports 2011, Perth, Australia, (84-89). 28-30 September 2011.

  • Callaghan David P., Stewart, Jared, Nielsen, Peter and Baldock, Tom E. (2011). Storm surge estimates using wind stress coefficients determined from wind-wave growth observations. In: Coasts and Ports 2011 Conference papers. 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, Perth, Australia, (173-178). 28-30 September 2011.

  • Seelam, Jaya Kumar and Baldock, Tom E (2011). Tsunami induced bed Shear stresses on Northwest Coast of Australia. In: AOGS2011 8thAnnual Meeting and Geosciences World Community Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, (). 8-12 August, 2011.

  • Seelam, J. K. and Baldock, T. E. (2011). Tsunami induced shear stresses along submarine canyon off southeast coast of India. In: Joseph Hun-Wei Lee and Chui-On Ng, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on APAC 2011. 6th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC 2011), Hong Kong, China, (1600-1607). 14-16 December 2011. doi:10.1142/9789814366489_0192

  • Shabani, Behnam, Nielsen, Peter and Baldock, Tom (2011). Wave setup: a non-linear approach. In: Jin S. Chung, Frederic Dias and Hiroyasu Kawai, Proceedings of the Twenty-first (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Third (2011) ISOPE Sloshing Dynamics and Design Symposium. ISOPE-2011: 21st International Offshore (Ocean) and Polar Engineering Conference & Exhibition, Maui, HI, USA, (853-860). 19-24 June 2011.

  • Baldock, T. E., Grayson, R., Torr, B. and Power, H. E. (2010). Flow convergence at the tip and edges of a viscous dam break wave. In: G. D. Mallinson and J. E. Cater, Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 17AFMC: 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, N.Z., (148-151). 5-9 December 2010.

  • Seelam, Jaya Kumar and Baldock, Tom E. (2010). Measurements and modeling of direct bed shear stress under solitary waves. In: Proceedings of ninth International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE 2010). 9th International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering, Chennai, India, (). 2-5 August 2010.

  • Jensen, Stine Gro, Aagaard, Troels and Baldock, Tom E. (2010). Swash zone bed level changes and sediment entrainment at the surf-swash boundary. In: Jane McKee Smith, Patrick Lynett. and B, Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2010. 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2010, Shanghai, (). 30 June-5 July 2010. doi:10.9753/icce.v32.sediment.28

  • Baldock, Tom E., Barnes, Matthew P. and Power, Hannah E. (2010). Wind wave run-up: Swash zone hydrodynamics and sediment transport. In: Keith A. Day, Proceedings of the Australian Wind Waves Research Science Symposium. The Australian Wind-Waves Research Science Symposium 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (19-21). 19-20 May 2010.

  • Guard, Paul Andrew, Baldock, Tom E. and Nielsen, Peter (2009). Bed shear stress in unsteady flow. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal. Coasts and Ports 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, (1-8). 16 - 18 September 2009. doi:10.9753/icce.v32.sediment.8

  • Baldock, TE (2009). Bound wave release induced by short wave breaking-true or false?. In: Masaru Mizuguchi and Shinji Sato, PROCEEDINGS OF COASTAL DYNAMICS 2009. 6th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Tokyo JAPAN, (U22-U23). SEP 07-11, 2009.

  • Seelam, JK and Baldock, Thomas E. (2009). Direct bed shear stress measurements under solitary tsunami-type waves and breaking tsunami wave fronts. In: M. Mizuguchi and S. Sato, PROCEEDINGS OF COASTAL DYNAMICS 2009. 6th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Tokyo JAPAN, (U102-U103). SEP 07-11, 2009.

  • Barnes, Matthew, Alsina, Jose M. and Baldock, Tom E. (2009). Lagrangian modelling and direct bed shear stress measurement in the swash zone. In: Jane McKee Smith, Coastal Engineering 2008. 31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, (1509-1520). 31 August - 5 September 2008.

  • Alsina, J. M., Caceres, I, Sospedra, J. and Baldock, T. E. (2009). Lagrangian modelling of suspended sediment in the swash zone. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Coastal Symposium. 10th International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2009), Lisborn, Portugal, (1716-1720). 13-18 April 2009.

  • McCredden, J. E. and Baldock, T. (2009). More than one pathway to success: Lecture attendance, Lectopia viewing and exam performance in large Engineering classes. In: Colin Kestell, Steven Grainger and John Cheung, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Adelaide, S.A., Australia, (986-991). 6-9 December 2009.

  • Power, HE, Palmsten, M, Holman, RA and Baldock, Thomas E. (2009). Remote sensing of swash zone boundary conditions using video and argus. In: PROCEEDINGS OF COASTAL DYNAMICS 2009. 6th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Tokyo JAPAN, (U226-U227). SEP 07-11, 2009.

  • Greenwood, B., Brander, R. W., Joseph, E., Hughes, M. G., Baldock, T. E. and Aagaard, T. (2009). Sediment flux in a rip channel on a barred intermediate beach under low wave energy. In: C. A. Brebbia, G. Benassai and G. R. Rodriguez, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment: Coastal Processes 2009. 1st International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management and Engineering, Malta, (197-209). 14-16 September 2009. doi:10.2495/CP090181

  • Baldock, T. E., Morrison, N., Shimamoto, T., Barnes, Matthew P., Gray, D. and Nielsen, O. (2007). Application and testing of the ANUGA Tsunami Model for overtopping and coastal sediment transport. In: Proceedings of the Coasts & Ports 2007: Conference Program & Abstracts. Working, Living, Playing, Preserving. Coasts and Ports 2007: 18th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering and 11th Australasian Ports and Harbour Conferences. Coasts and Ports, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (803-808). 19-20 July 2007.

  • Baldock, T. E., Manoonvoravong, P. and Pham, K. S. (2007). Beachface morphology and surf beat sediment transport in laboratory scale surf and swash zones. In: C. Finkl, Journal of Coastal Research: Proceedings of the 9th International Coastal Symposium. 9th International Coastal Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, (631-635). 16-20 April, 2007.

  • Baldock, Tom, Weir, F. and Hughes, M. G. (2007). Berm growth and closure of a coastal lagoon entrance by swash overwash. In: Proceedings of Coasts and Ports 2007. Coasts and Ports 2007, Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, (487-492). 18 - 20 July 2007.

  • Alsina, J. M., Sanchez-Archilla, A., Gironella, X. and Baldock, T. E. (2007). Design of scaled movable bed experiments using numerical models. In: C. Finkl, Journal of Coastal Research: Proceedings of the 9th International Coastal Symposium. 9th International Coastal Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, (379-383). 16-20 April, 2007.

  • Barnes, Matthew and Baldock, Tom E. (2007). Direct Bed Shear Stress Measurements in Bore-Driven Swash and Swash Interactions. In: Coastal Sediments 2007: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes. 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, New Orleans, Louisiana, (). 13 - 17 May 2007. doi:10.1061/40926(239)153

  • Barnes, M. and Baldock, Thomas E. (2007). Direct bed shear stress measurements in laboratory swash. In: C. Finkl, Journal of Coastal Research: Proceedings of the 9th International Coastal Symposium. 9th International Coastal Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, (641-645). 16-20 April, 2007.

  • Guard, P., Teakle, I., Nielsen, P. and Baldock, T. E. (2007). Modelling sheet flow sediment transport using convolution integrals. In: Journal of Coastal Research : Proceedings of Coastal Sediments 2007. Sixth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Process, New Orleans, Louisiana, (286-299). 13-17 May, 2007. doi:10.1061/40926(239)22

  • Baldock, T. E., Barnes, M. P., Guard, P. A., Hie, Thomas, Hanslow, D., Ranasinghe, R., Gray, D. and Nielsen, O. (2007). Modelling tsunami inundation on coastlines with characteristic form. In: 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (939-942). 3-7 December, 2007.

  • Baldock, T. E., Kim Son, P., Manoonvoravong, P., Barnes, M. P. and Alsina, J. M. (2007). Probabilistic-deterministic modelling of swash zone morphology. In: Coastal Sediments 2007, New Orleans, United States, (286-299). 13-17 May 2007. doi:10.1061/40926(239)21

  • Teakle, I., Guard, P., Baldock, T. and Nielsen, P. (2007). Sheetflow sediment transport modeling including boundary layer streaming. In: Jane McKee Smith, Coastal Engineering 2006: Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering. 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, San Diego, California, (2258-2270). 3-8 September 2006. doi:10.1142/9789812709554_0190

  • Horn, Diane P., Baldock, Tom E. and Li, Ling (2007). The Influence of Groundwater on Profile Evolution of Fine and Coarse Sand Beaches. In: Nicholas C. Kraus and Julie Dean Rosati, Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes,. Coastal Sediments 07, New Orleans, Louisiana, (506-519). 13-17 May, 2007. doi:10.1061/40926(239)38

  • Barnes, M. P. and Baldock, T. E. (2006). Bed shear stress measurements in dam break and swash flows. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICCEE-2006). International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICCEE-2006), The University of Hiroshima, (1-10). 28-29 September, 2006.

  • Callaghan, D. P., Callaghan, J., Nielsen, P. and Baldock, T. E. (2006). Generation of extreme wave conditions from an accelerating tropical cyclone. In: Jane McKee Smith, Costal Engineering 2006: Proceedings of the 30th International Conference. 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, San Diego, U.S., (752-760). 3–8 September, 2006. doi:10.1142/9789812709554_0064

  • Guard, Paul, Teakle, Ian, Nielsen, Peter and Baldock, Tom (2006). Sheet flow sediment transport modelling using convolution integrals. In: Jane McKee Smith, Coastal Engineering 2006. 30th International Conference of Coastal Engineering, San Diego, CA, United States, (2246-2257). 3 - 8 Septmeber 2006. doi:10.1142/9789812709554_0189

  • Weir, F., Baldock, T. E. and Hughes, M. G. (2005). Berm Development and Closure on a Gently Sloping Beach. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics. 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, (). April 4-8 2005.

  • Baldock, T. E., Barnes, M. P. and Hughes, M. G. (2005). Field Observations of Instantaneous Cross-Shore Free Surface Profiles and Flow Depths in the Swash Zone. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics. 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, (). April 4-8 2005.

  • Guard, P. A., Baldock, T. and Nielsen, P. (2005). General solutions for the initial run-up of a breaking tsunami front. In: International Symposium Disaster Reduction on Coasts. International Symposium Disaster Reduction on Coasts, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (1-8). 14-16 November 2005.

  • Robinson, C., Baldock, T. E., Horn, D. P., Gibbes, B., Hughes, M. G., Nielsen, P. and Li, L. (2005). Measurement of groundwater and swash interactions on a sandy beach. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics. 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, (). 4-8 April, 2005.

  • Guard, P. A., Baldock, T.E. and Nielsen, P. (2005). Method of characteristics solutions for swash zone hydrodynamics. In: International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering 2005. International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering 2005, Japan, (1-10). 26-27 October 2005.

  • Callaghan D., Nielsen P. and Baldock T. (2005). Practical aspects of coastal morphodynamic model calibration. In: 17th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2005 and the 10th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2005, COASTS and PORTS 2005. 17th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2005, COASTS 2005 and the 10th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2005, PORTS 2005, Adelaide, SA, (505-510). September 20, 2005-September 23, 2005.

  • Alsina, J. M., Baldock, T. E., Hughes, M. G., Weir, F. and Sierra, J. P. (2005). Sediment Transport Numerical Modelling in the Swash Zone. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics. 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, (). April 4-8 2005.

  • Weir, F.M., Hughes, M G and Baldock, T.E. (2004). A methodology for predicting berm crest elevation fronting coastal lagoons. In: H Chanson and J Macintosh, 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Gold Coast, Australia, (1-6). 13-16 July 2004.

  • Baldock, T.E. (2004). Dynamics of a transient wave group breaking on a beach. In: M Behnia, W Lin and G D McBain, 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (15 AFMC), University of Sydney, (1-4). 13-17 December 2004.

  • Baldock, T. E. and Hare, T. J. (2004). Energy transfer and dissipation during surf beat conditions. In: Jane McKee Smith, Coastal Engineering 2004: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, (1212-1224). 19-24 September 2004. doi:10.1142/9789812701916_0096

  • Hughes, M G and Baldock, T.E. (2004). Measured and modelled flow velocities in the Swash Zone of a Steep Beach: With implications for sediment transport modelling. In: H Chanson and J Macintosh, 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Gold Coast, Australia, (1-9). 13-16 July 2004.

  • Ang, L.S., Sum, C.H-Y., Baldock, T.E., Li, L. and Nielsen, P. (2004). Measurement and modelling of controlled beach groundwater levels under wave action. In: M Behnia, W Lin and G d McBain, 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (15 AFMC), University of Sydney, (1-4). 13-17 December 2004.

  • Callaghan, D., Baldock, T. E., Nielsen, P., Hanes, D., Haas, K. and MacMahan, J. (2004). Pulsing and circulation in rip current system. In: Jane McKee Smith, Coastal Engineering 2004: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference. 26th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, (1493-1505). 19 - 24 September, 2004.

  • Baldock, T.E., Day, K, Hughes, M G and Weir, F.M. (2004). Swash overtopping and sediment transport - application to bermed beaches and lagoon entrances. In: H Chanson and J Macintosh, 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering. 8th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Gold Coast, Australia, (1-8). 13-16 July 2004.

  • Baldock, T. E., Huntley, D. A., Chan, S. T. A. and O'Hare, T. J. (2002). Surf Beat Kinematics Induced by Random Waves. In: Jane McKee Smith, Coastal Engineering 2002: Solving Coastal Conundrums: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference. 28th International Conference of Coastal Engineering, Cardiff, Wales, (). 7 - 12 July 2002.

  • Baldock, Tom, Chadwick, Andrew, Simmonds, David and van Wellen, Eric (2000). STRAND: A Model for Longshore Sediment Transport in the Swash Zone. In: Proceedings, 27th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Sydney, (). 2005.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Please contact me directly to discuss latest topics or to propose your own study topic.