Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library
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Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5-6:30pm
Measuring Wave Runup under Extreme Conditions: Coming Soon to a Beach Near You During September, Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists, technicians and engineers will begin installing instruments on Agate Beach to measure wave runup (the uprush of waves on the beach). The experiment goal is to better understand the nearshore environment under energetic, long period swell wave conditions. Data obtained from this experiment will be used to improve models used for coastal planning and beach management. This talk will introduce the instruments we use, what and whom you can expect to encounter on the beach from September to November, and a brief introduction to the science behind it all.