Predicting the potential damage of severe storms without costly field experiments

WireWall tool will be used to assess overtopping at vulnerable locations on the 900-metre-long sea wall at Crosby in the North West of England (Photo: Sefton Council)

A new NERC-funded research project aims to take a low-cost instrument previously used to measure waves in the open ocean, and convert it into a system – WireWall - that can more confidently assess coastal overtopping hazards, and so help to optimise future sea wall design.

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