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Finally: have a look at our first published results!

Wave attenuation over coastal salt marshes under storm surge conditions Iris Möller, Matthias Kudella, Franziska Rupprecht, Tom Spencer, Maike Paul, Bregje K. vanWesenbeeck, GuidoWolters, Kai Jensen, Tjeerd J. Bouma, Martin Miranda-Lange and Stefan Schimmels Nature Geoscience:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2251 And we have … Continue reading

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The real thing!

Only a month after completion of our experiment in Hannover, the team of the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit of the Department of Geography find themselves surveying the aftermath of a real storm surge that wrought havoc around the UK east … Continue reading

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A rather late round-up…

Apologies to all, who have been following this blog, for a rather late round-up of events in the final stages of the experiment. There is no other excuse than last-minute computer glitches and exhausted scientists! So, now that we are … Continue reading

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Soft stuff stronger than it seems!

Now that the storm surge in the wave flume has subsided, the winds are picking up to gale force outside of the flume building… But we have been indoors, inspecting the marsh surface. A number of bare patches give the … Continue reading

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The storm surge is here!

We have reached the point in our tests where water is as deep and waves as high as can be expected during a storm surge on the North Sea coast! Nail-biting stuff, as we stand and watch the waves break … Continue reading

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Plants are due a health check

With a rather clever instrument, it is possible to measure how ‘healthy’ our plants still are. The PAM (pulse-amplitude-modulation) instrument is used to record the state of the plants’ photosynthesis system. Whether a plant photosynthesises well or not so well depends … Continue reading

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More than 10 tests successfully run…

… before we spot a plume of sediment obscuring part of one of the video windows… Waves were still small (30cm) for the water depth (2m), but after checking our data on the central monitor in the control room, we also … Continue reading

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