Divers prepare to deploy ADCP
Scientific divers BJ Reynolds and Hunter Wilcox prepare to lower an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) into the water. The ADCP now sits on the bottom of the ocean off Madeira beach, Florida in 5m water depth. This instrument, along with another instrument further offshore and a camera on the beach, will be used to collect a transect of data to track how waves and water level transform as they travel towards the beach. This information is used to validate and refine the models used in the Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast viewer to inform coastal communities about potential coastal hazards.