Thursday, 31 May 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Not much to report, really. Plymouth have all their kit collated and are slightly worried whether it will all fit in the CPRG van; Martin and Dan have calibrated the pressure sensors; Thijs has finished potting up an extra batch of conductivity concentration probes; Tim P has carried out some maintenance on the bed-level sensors; and I am checking lists. Keep an eye out for the CPRG van - we are almost on our way!
|CPRG van on Loe Bar, Cornwall (emu had escaped form farm).|
Monday, 28 May 2012
For those who haven't checked out our luxury holiday accommodation on the Akkertien campsite, please check out their website for some photos of the cabins. The small map to the right shows the cabin interior. Note that there are three beds in the second bedroom (one of the beds shown is a bunk bed). I am intending to bring some extra tables so we can sort out some decent office space - after all, we'll be there for 5 weeks so we might as well make ourselves comfortable.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The figure below shows the configuration of the main swash rig, to be deployed in the bottom part of the swash zone. The rig includes equipment from Universities of Delaware, New South Wales and Plymouth.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Here are some photos from the flume during construction of the barrier and installation of Deltares equipment during April and May 2012. Note distinct lack of hard hats!
|Piezometers tubes fixed to the flume wall before construction of the barrier. The tubes are slotted for the lower part and pressure sensors will be installed at the bottom of the tube to record the beach groundwater level.|
|Seaward of the sandy beach, a 20-m wide and 0.5-m layer of sand is placed. In front of this sand layer, a 10-m wide concrete toe with a 1:20 gradient is present.|
|After installation of the piezometers and construction of the retaining wall and concrete toe, the 4.5-m high and 50-m wide barrier can be constructed.|