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Field data collected at Teignmouth, UK

A three-week field campaign was carried out at Teignmouth, UK in November '02. Field data were collected with the specific aim of testing and validating video-derived parameters (or Coastal State Indicators).

These data included:
1) Measurements of the offshore wave spectrum.
2) A full bathymetric survey of the inner and outer estuary.
3) Intertidal beach surveys.
4) Process measurements of wave, currents and sediment transport processes (using 3 rigs that included pressure transducers, electromagnetic current meters and optical backscatter sensors).
5) Rapidly sampled video images (1Hz)

A further fieldwork campaign will be carried out in May '03 to complement this work. This will include:

1) Measurement of the lateral flow structure in the channel
2) Stereo video monitoring of the shoreline location
3) A repeat of 1-5 above

Reported by

University of Plymouth
Institute of Marine Studies
Devon Plymouth
United Kingdom