moves along the beach (20 instrumented sediment traps), and a fully programmable instrumentation bridge and data
acquisition system that includes 10 ADV current sensors, 10 capacitance-type wave gauges, four FOBS arrays, and
an automated beach profiling system. All facility components were designed to maximize accuracy of data acquired
in movable-bed experiments and minimize the amount of human labor (and time) required to perform them.
The LSTF has proven to be an excellent and robust facility and, so far, has yielded unprecedented measurements of
surf zone sediment transport processes in a laboratory setting, including sand transported in suspension. The
potential for making R&D advancements through the use of the facility is quite high.
Large-scale laboratory facility
Longshore sediment transport
Nearshore sediment transport
Sediment transport processes
Surf zone processes
Wave and current measurements