Monthly Archives: October 2013

Marsh survives first flooding and die Mäuse do so too!…

Everyone watched intently as we submerged the constructed saltmarsh for the first time… It was amazing to see the water trickling onto the marsh ‘platform’ from both ends and there were several remarks along the lines of “This looks just … Continue reading

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Humps and bumps on the salt marsh

It is important to get a picture of the vegetation cover and surface topography (the humps and the bumps) of the saltmarsh section before the wave runs begin because both these factors influence wave transmission.  To do this, the team first … Continue reading

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Watch the time-lapse movie!

Thanks to James Tempest for putting this one together! One hour in reality equates to one second in the movie….

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200 square meters complete!

After two weeks of hard work, the saltmarsh is complete! All the seams and all joints with the wall of the flume on the one side and the dividing plastic sheet on the other side have been tightly packed with … Continue reading

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Creepy crawlies… and MICE!

The last few days have been marked by a smooth operation of moving, placing, and muddy sticking… but also by red ants, spiders, worms, beetles, and various other creepy crawlies that have emerged from the vegetation pallets. A species rich … Continue reading

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We have reached half way!!

The team are now ‘well oiled’. Pallets are being inspected as they are teased apart from the ‘bulk’ of pallets sitting outside in the ‘storage area’, then labelled and moved sequentially into the flume, where they are carefully pushed onto … Continue reading

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83 out of 200 and counting…

After a slow start to the week (6 blocks moved on day 1…), the team managed to move more than 25 on each of the last two days, so everyone hopes we can go into the weekend with half of all the blocks … Continue reading

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