Our NSF project, ‘Wave-driven flow over shallow fringing reefs’ started our first field campaign this week. Part of the team (Stephen Monismith and Samantha Maticka from Stanford University; Ved Chrirayath, Will Roderick, and Ron Instrella from NASA; and Brock) traveled to Ofu to conduct the preliminary field study and conduct the UAV mapping. Justin Rogers (Stanford post-doc) stayed back to continue the numerical modeling. We will finish deployment today and begin drifter studies.

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Pictured are Stanford graduate student Sam Maticka and Brock. Photo by Stephen Monismith.

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