Unlocking the mysteries of New England's beaches

A cobble strewn beach on the New England shore, with a surveying stake in the foreground and several geologists surrounding a survey pole by the distance, near the impending and omniscient surf.

New research by Dr John Woodruff, alum Dr Nicholas Venti, state geologist Dr Steve Mabee, and alums Alycia DiTroia and Doug Beach, reveals, with unprecedented detail, how the grain size of beach sand relates to the slope of the beach itself. These new findings are critical to understanding how New England’s beaches will respond to both rising sea levels and increased storm activity.  Read more...

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