Sunday, October 12, 2014

Aeolian transport update - nailing it !!

Last week we were very pleased by the strong winds. Sediment was racing over the sand surface leading to some interesting measurements.

Underneath is an example of one of our nail experiments. We are using nails in the sand bed to measure erosion of sediment from the beach surface at short timescales. A surprising amount of sediment seems to be eroding from the intertidal zone at low tide. That was somewhat unfortunate for us since we 'want' to do these experiments with the nails at every low tide now (including the night low tides !!).

We are catching up some sleep now since the wind has been a bit less the last couple of days. BUT, we are preparing for next week where winds seem to pick up again. Ready to nail the beach again !!

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