- Research Disciplines
Jonathan Nott is Professor of Geoscience, College of Science, Technology and Engineering, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. He has held appointments at Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) and the Australian National University.
Professor Nott is a Member of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, Australian Quaternary Association and formerly member of the National Committee for Quaternary Research Australian Academy of Science.
Professor Nott undertakes research into extreme natural events such as river floods, tsunamis and tropical cyclones and specializes in post-event surveys both in Australia and overseas. He also specialises in 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 refereed 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.
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Leonard S and Nott J (2016) A Holocene fluvial archive of the Mulgrave River, Notheastern Australia: influence of tropical cyclones and sediment delivery to the Great Barrier Reef. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441 (Part 4). pp. 845-853
- Leonard S and Nott J (2015) Rapid cycles of episodic adjustment: understanding the Holocene fluvial archive of the Daintree River of Northeastern Australia. Holocene, 25 (8). pp. 1208-1219
- Leonard S and Nott J (2015) Integrating geomorphological assessments and oral histories in catchment management: implications for the Mulgrave River, Northeastern Australia. Geographical Research, 53 (2). pp. 160-174
- Munksgaard N, Zwart C, Kurita N, Bass A, Nott J and Bird M (2015) Stable isotope anatomy of tropical cyclone Ita, North-Eastern Australia, April 2014. PLoS ONE, 10 (3). pp. 1-15
- Nott J (2015) A rapid, economical, and accurate method to determining the physical risk of storm marine inundations using sedimentary evidence. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (7). pp. 2426-2433
- Nott J, Forsyth A, Rhodes E and O'Grady D (2015) The origin of centennial- to millennial-scale chronological gaps in storm emplaced beach ridge plains. Marine Geology, 367. pp. 83-93
- Haig J, Nott J and Reichart G (2014) Australian tropical cyclone activity lower than at any time over the past 550-1,500 years. Nature, 505 (7485). pp. 667-672
- Nott J (2014) Discussion on 'Displacement of the Great Divide in north Queensland associated with Neogene lava flows' by P.W. Whitehead and P.N. Nelson. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 61 (7). pp. 1015-1018
- Nott J, Green C, Townsend I and Callaghan J (2014) The world record storm surge and the most intense southern hemisphere tropical cyclone: new evidence and modeling. Bulletin of the Amercian Meteorological Society, 95 (5). pp. 757-765
- Nott J, Chague-Goff C, Goff J, Sloss C and Riggs N (2013) Anatomy of sand beach ridges: evidence from severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi and its predecessors, northeast Queensland, Australia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118 (3). pp. 1710-1719
- Nott J and Jagger T (2013) Deriving robust return periods for tropical cyclone inundations from sediments. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (2). pp. 370-373
- Book Chapters
- Nott J (2015) Paleostorm surge. In: Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. Hazards and Disasters. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 45-55
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 55+ research outputs authored by Prof Jonathan Nott from 2000 onwards.
- Current Funding
Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.
Cairns Regional Council - Contract Research
Cairns Esplanade Sand Movement Study
- Indicative Funding
- Sand is accumulating on the mud flats along the Cairns esplanade foreshore where it was not previously being deposited in the relatively recent past. This study aims to determine the source of the sand and the nature and direction of sand transport.
- Jonathan Nott (College of Science & Engineering)
- Cairns Esplanade; Mudflats; Beach; Sand Transport
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- Long Records of Environmental Change from Sinkhole Sediments in the Northern Australian Semi-Arid Zone (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- A Deeper Understanding of Isoscapes in the Tropics (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- The Impacts of Cyclones on Turtle Nesting Beaches. (Masters, Secondary Advisor)
- Investigating long-term, high-resolution records of climate and extreme events in the southeast Indian and southwest Pacific oceans using the δ¹⁸O of stalagmites (2015, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Beach ridge records of late-Holocene tropical cyclone behaviour (2015, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- The use of Envisat ASAR Global Monitoring Mode data to map rapid broad-scale flood events (2013, PhD, Associate Advisor)
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