Scientists develop tool which can predict coastal erosion and recovery in extreme storms

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The damage caused to beaches by extreme storms on exposed energetic coastlines and the rate at which they recover can now be accurately predicted thanks to new research led by the University of Plymouth.

Working with the University of New South Wales, scientists have developed a computer model which uses past wave observations and beach assessments to forecast the erosion and/or accretion of beach sediments over the coming year.

The new tool was tested on two beaches — Perranporth in North Cornwall and Narrabeen, just north of Sydney — which experience very differing wave and climatic conditions…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (10-11-2017)


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