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Details of Dr. Rob G. Bell   


Gender male
Job title Programme Leader: Natural Hazards & Risk
Department Coastal & Estuarine Processes Group
National Institute of Marine & Freshwater Research, Hamilton ( NIWA Hamilton)
Gate 10 Silverdale Road Hillcrest PO Box 11115 Hamilton 3216
National Institute of Marine & Freshwater Research, Hamilton Gate 10 Silverdale Road Hillcrest PO Box 11115
New Zealand
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality New Zealand
Tel [64](7)856 1742
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Website http://www.niwa.co.nz/, http://www.niwa.co.nz/our-science/coasts-and-oceans
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Degree PhD, BE(Hons)
Job type Research , Data Management , Natural Resource Management , Extension Services (Public Awareness) , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Physical Oceanography , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Physical Oceanography , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution
Research Activities Coastal oceanography, coastal engineering, sea-level variability, tides, tsunami, sea-level networks, shelf currents, satellite altimetry, signal processing Numerical modelling (tides, currents, transport-dispersion, plumes, outfalls, water quality, dredging activities). Wastewater discharges (marine outfalls, water quality, bacterial indicators, environmental assessment of effects) Natural hazards, risk, consequences, storms, floods, tsunami, coastal (storm-tide, waves)
Research Region 84, 58
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Environmental & natural hazards projects; coastal engineering, Research on sea-level variability and sea-level rise, Sea level & tsunami analysis (time & frequency domains); Numerical modelling; Computer programming (FORTRAN, Matlab); Public presentations; Teaching short courses; Warning systems (tsunami, storm-tide); Coordinating monitoring networks; Consent & court hearings for development projects; shaping coastal policy and guidance; Community outreach for coastal adaptation to climate change
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Rob BELL)

Stephens, S.A.; Bell, R.G.; Ramsay, D; Goodhue, N. (2014). High-water alerts from coinciding High astronomical Tide and high Mean Sea Level anomaly in the Pacific Islands region. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31(12): 2829?2843. doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00027.1
Ackerley, D.; Bell, R.G.; Mullan, A.B.; McMillan, H. (2013). Estimation of regional departures from global-average sea-level rise around New Zealand from AOGCM simulations. Weather & Climate 33:2?22, Journal of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand (Inc).
Rouse, H.L, Blackett, P., Hume, T.M., Bell, R.G, Britton, R. and Dahm, J. (2013). Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change: a New Zealand story. In: Conley, D.C., Masselink, G., Russell, P.E. and O?Hare, T.J. (eds.), Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium (Plymouth, England), Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 65, pp. 1957-1962, ISSN 0749-0208.
Borrero, J.C.; Bell, R.G.; Csato, C.; de Lange, W.; Goring, D.G., Greer, D.; Pickett, V.; Power, W. (2012). Observations, effects and real time assessment of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-oki Tsunami in New Zealand. Pure and Applied Geophysics. doi: 10.1007/s00024-012-0492-6
Hannah, J.; Bell, R.G. (2012). Regional sea level trends in New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research?Oceans 117, C01004: doi:10.1029/2011JC007591
Ramsay, D.L.; Gibberd, B.; Dahm, J.; Bell, R.G. (2012). Defining coastal hazard zones and setback lines. A guide to good practice. Envirolink Tools Report R3-2 produced by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd, Hamilton. 91 p. http://www.envirolink.govt.nz/Envirolink-tools/
Hume, A.; Scott, P.; Murgatroyd, J.; Svargo; Hume, T. and Bell, R. [2011] Students, teachers and environmental scientists collaborate in identifying and addressing coastal adaptation to climate change issues. New Zealand Science Teacher 127: 37?39.
Britton, R.; Dahm, J.; Rouse, H.; Bell, R.; Blackett, P. (2011). Coastal adaptation to climate change: Pathways to change. Externally peer-reviewed report prepared as part of the Coastal adaptation to climate change, NIWA publication. 106 p. http://www.niwa.co.nz/sites/default/files/pathways_to_change_nov2011.pdf
Hannah, J.; Bell, R.G. and Paulik, R. [2011] Auckland: A case study in the regional assessment of long-term sea level change. Peer-reviewed paper in Proceedings of FIG Working Week 2011, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), ?Bridging the Gap between Cultures?, Marrakech, Morocco, 18?22 May 2011.
Schmidt, J.; Matcham, I.; Reese, S.; King, A.; Bell, R.; Smart, G.; Cousins, J.; Smith, W. and Heron, D. [2011] Quantitative multi-risk analysis for natural hazards: a framework for multi-risk modelling. Natural Hazards 58(3): 1169?1192. doi: 10.1007/s11069-011-9721-z
Lundquist, C.J.; Ramsay, D.; Bell, R.G.; Swales, A., Kerr, S. (2011). Predicted impacts of climate change on New Zealand?s biodiversity. Pacific Conservation Biology 17: 179?191. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney.
Goring, D.G.; Stephens, S.A.; Bell, R.G. and Pearson, C.P. [2011] Estimation of extreme sea levels in a tide-dominated environment using short data records. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE 137(3):150-159. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000071
Walters, R.A.; Gillibrand, P.A.; Bell, R.G. and Lane, E.M. [2010] A study of tides and currents in Cook Strait, New Zealand. Ocean Dynamics, 60: 1559?1580, doi: 10.1007/s10236-010-0353-8.
Royal Society of New Zealand [2010] Sea level rise: Emerging issues. Peer-reviewed position paper produced by RSNZ (September 2010) with contributions or reviews by: J. Beavan, R. Bell, R. Bindschadler, J. Church, J. Hannah, K. Hunter, P. Kench, A. Mackintosh, M. Manning, T. Naish, D. Ramsay, R. Reinen-Hamill, A. Reisinger, J. Renwick, Z. Rissel, C. Saunders, D. Wratt, D. Zwartz. http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/publications/policy/2010/emerging-issues-sea-level-rise/
Bell, R.G. [2010] Tidal exceedances, storm tides and the effect of sea-level rise. Proceedings of 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the IAHR, Auckland, 21-24 February 2010.
Ministry for the Environment [2008] Coastal Hazards and Climate Change. A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand. 2nd edition. Revised by Ramsay, D., & Bell, R. (NIWA), Report ME892 published by the Ministry for the Environment, viii + 127 p.
Johnston, D.; Pettersson, R.; Downes, G.; Paton, D.; Leonard, G.; Pishief, K.; Bell, R. [2008] Developing an effective tsunami warning system: lessons from the 1960 Chile earthquake tsunami for New Zealand coastal communities. Kotuitui: NZ Journal of Social Science Online 3(2): 105?120.
Reese, S.; King, A.; Bell, R.; Schmidt, J. [2007]Regional RiskScape: A multi-hazard loss modelling tool. In: Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2007, pp. 1681-1687. ISBN : 978-0-9758400-4-7
Bell, R.; Cowan, H.; Dalziell, E.; Evans, N.; O?Leary, M.; Rush, B.; Yule, L. [2005] Survey of impacts on the Andaman Coast, southern Thailand following the great Sumatra?Andaman earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004. Invited paper, Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 38(3): 123?148.
Bell, R.G.; Oldman, J.W.; Stephens, S.A. [2004] Recent applications of 3D wind-driven circulation modeling to a semi-enclosed sea: Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. In: Spaulding, M.L. (Ed.), Estuarine & Coastal Modelling. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference, Monterey, Nov. 3-5, 2003. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston, Virginia. p. 288?307.
Foreman, M.G.G.; Bell, R.G.; Cherniawsky, J.Y.; Beckley, B. [2004] Tides and sea-level variability in the south-west Pacific from TOPEX/Poseidon NZ Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 38(4), 649?669.
Bell, R.G.; Goring, D.G.; de Lange, W.P. [2000] Sea level change and storm surges in the context of climate change. IPENZ Transactions (General), 27(1), 1?10. (Also on Web site: http://www.ipenz.org.nz/).
Green, M.O.; Bell; R.G.; Dolphin; T.J.; Swales; A. [2000] Silt and sand transport in a deep tidal channel of a large estuary (Manukau Harbour, New Zealand). Marine Geology, 163, 217?240
Black, K.P.; Bell, R.G.; Oldman, J.O.; Carter, G.S.; Hume, T.M. [2000] Features of 3-dimensional barotropic and baroclinic circulation in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. NZ Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 34(1), 1?28
Goring, D.G.; Bell, R.G. [1999] El NiƱo and decadal effects on sea-level variability in northern New Zealand: a wavelet analysis. NZ Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 33(4), 587?598
Bell, R.G.; Goring, D.G. [1998] Seasonal variability of sea level and sea-surface temperature on the north-east coast of New Zealand. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 46(2), 307?318

Created: 2005-05-16 Last Updated: 2016-07-05 by Rob BELL