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Title: A large-scale community storm processes field experiment : the During Nearshore Event Experiment (DUNEX) overview reference report
Authors: Cialone, Mary A.
Straub, Jessamin A.
Raubenheimer, Britt
Brown, Jenna A.
Brodie, Katherine L.
Elko, Nicole
Dickhudt, Patrick J.
Forte, Michael F.
DeLoach, Stephen R.
Stockdon, Hilary F.
Rosati, Julie Dean
Keywords: Beaches
Coast change--Environmental aspects
Sand dunes
Water waves
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-23-3
Abstract: The DUring Nearshore Event EXperiment (DUNEX) was a series of large-scale nearshore coastal field experiments focused on during-storm, nearshore coastal processes. The experiments were conducted on the North Carolina coast by a multidisciplinary group of over 30 research scientists from 2019 to 2021. The overarching goal of DUNEX was to collaboratively gather information to improve understanding of the interactions of coastal water levels, waves, and flows, beach and dune evolution, soil behavior, vegetation, and groundwater during major coastal storms that affect infrastructure, habitats, and communities. In the short term, these high-quality field measurements will lead to better understanding of during-storm processes, impacts and post-storm recovery and will enhance US academic coastal research programs. Longer-term, DUNEX data and outcomes will improve understanding and prediction of extreme event physical processes and impacts, validate coastal processes numerical models, and improve coastal resilience strategies and communication methods for coastal communities impacted by storms. This report focuses on the planning and preparation required to conduct a large-scale field experiment, the collaboration amongst researchers, and lessons learned. The value of a large-scale experiment focused on storm processes and impacts begins with the scientific gains from the data collected, which will be available and used for decades to come.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-23-3
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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