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Whidbey Island Video Cameras

Detailed Description

USGS oceanographer Shawn Harrison set up this video camera assemblage up high on a coastal bluff on Whidbey Island, Puget Sound. The cameras are part of the Remote Sensing Coastal Change project and are used to monitor a range of processes including shoreline position, sandbar migration, rip-channel formation, wave run-up on the beach, alongshore current, and nearshore bathymetry. Ultimately the research will help guide and improve numerical model predictions of coastal and habitat change associated with sea level rise, storms and waves to inform resilience planning.


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