March 6, 2017

Field Data

Field experiments of short duration have taken place at the selected pilot beaches. Beach morphology was recorded with high precision using an RTK-DGPS, whereas the nearshore bathymetry/morphology (down to the depth of closure) was recorded with the use of appropriate hydro-acoustic equipment (echosounder and side scan sonar for shallow waters) deployed from a shallow-draft inflatable. At the same time, high-frequency hydrodynamic data were collected from the pilot beaches by deploying high-frequency wave/current meters (RBRs and Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters –ADVs). In addition, sediment samples and photographic material of specific morphological beach features (i.e. submerged beachrocks, sand ripples) were collected.

Examples of field work and equipment used


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