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Donya Frank-Gilchrist explains coastal erosion for Great American Teach-In

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Research Physical Scientist Donya Frank-Gilchrist visited three classes at Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School for the 2022 Great American Teach-In to discuss wave dynamics, extreme storms, and how these processes alter coastal ecosystems. Donya used an erosion simulation model to demonstrate these processes and the role of various coastal protection measures to dissipate wave energy and reduce the wave forces on coastal structures. These activities help students understand the hazards posed by coastal change. 


Photo of minor used with permission from guardian.