Whidbey Island Video Camera 2 Timex

Detailed Description

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 2 is shown here. The timex (time-exposure) image is a time average of all frames, smoothing away surface waves and determining the location of persistent wave-breaking (indicative of shallow sandbars). [Larger version]
Learn more about how the USGS uses these images to study coastal change.

Operator

Eric Grossman