In August last year, Dr. Hannah Power and a team of researchers, undergraduate and RHD students from UON, the University of Sydney, and the University of Queensland, went to Pacific Palms (near Forster) and Gerroa (near Nowra) to conduct coastal fieldwork. The fieldwork aimed to investigate the physical processes of waves and how they affect our beaches. During the field trips, Hannah and the team deployed current meters to measure water velocities, pressure sensors to measure wave heights, and a video camera to capture the speed of the waves.
To learn more about Hannah’s research, check out her staff profile.
If you are interested in Hannah’s field of research or coastal dynamics and beach morphology, then consider enrolling in GEOS3220 in Semester 1, 2016. The course will be run as an intensive course with the field trip for running the week before semester 1 starts (14-19 February 2016).
The course and fieldtrip will provide insight into coastal features including beaches, estuaries and inlets as well as the processes that shape these features: waves, currents, and tides. During the course you will gain knowledge in coastal environments and processes as well as the field skills required to identify geomorphological features, conduct a beach survey, collect wave measurements, and numerous other skills in coastal zone field experimentation.