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Sidescan sonar study of water motions at the edge of the surf zone - FD0604

Summary Objective:
Develop the application of side scan sonar technology as a tool for monitoring dispersion processes in the coastal zone beyond the surf zone, including those processes associated with rare extreme storm events when sediment transport reached a peak.

Key Customer Purpose:
Develop an instrument able to detect and track surface features, waves, bubble clouds, pressure and temperature sensors, and thus determine areas which are at risk of severe erosion.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1996

Cost: £68,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute of Oceanographic Sciences
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management