Students measure the speed of the longshore current at Sandy Hook. They use a tape measure to measure off 10 meters, an orage or piece of driftwood, and a stopwatch or wristwatch with a second hand.
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A Field Method for Studying Surface Currents from the Shore, and Using the SMBO and SCCOOS Data Portals to Help Examine Surface Currents
Students examine the difference between surface and shore currents present from Alaska to California. In groups, they measure the shore currents and compare them to actual data from SMBO and SCCOOS databases on how they relate to...
7th - 12th Science
Coasts and Reefs: Shallow Marine Processes
A more thorough presentation on coastal systems would be difficult to find! Detailed diagrams illuminate the offshore, shoreface, foreshore, and backshore zones of beach. The sources and movement of sediments along the coastline are...
9th - Higher Ed Science