Storm Surge Monitoring Network

December 1, 2016

Volunteers Needed!

Storm Surge Monitoring Network

Are you interested in monitoring a beach this winter to ground truth models on coastal climate change impacts? This collaborative project between USGS, WWU, and many federal, tribal, state and local agencies aims to measure and model stream/coastal processes that impact coastal lands, habitats and infrastructure which is critical for examining how our models hold up to sea level rise projections.

When: following storm surge events

What : volunteers document shoreline and beach conditions with photographs, notes, GPS locations and stakes based on an easy standardized protocol.

Why: this documentation allows scientists to analyze changes in beach elevation, substrate type, and particle size associated with sediment deposition or erosion.
If you are interested in getting involved, click on the "Storm Surge-I'm Interested!" button below which will send Samanatha Russell, CVP Program Coordinator, an email indicating your interest! Those who respond will be invited to help schedule a brief training  in December.

Storm Surge- I'm Interested!


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