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ERDC-CHL operates the Field Research Facility (FRF) at Duck, NC, where they maintain a number of oceanographic datasets, including winds, waves, water levels, currents and beach morphology. Together, these datasets provide a 34-year record of coastal conditions. To archive and increase access to this data, CHL is launching the FRF Data Integration Framework (FDIF) December 21.
Students taking part in the SAME Camp try out the new augmented reality sandbox at ERDC's Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg June 16.
The research pier at Duck has been part of monitoring coastal storms and near-shore processes since 1977, providing for a continuous 40-year record of data for scientists worldwide.
Spiral 2 Technical Demonstration for Port Improvement via Exigent Repair Joint Capability Technology Demonstration: The Spiral 2 Technical Demonstration for PIER JCTD was recently held in Vicksburg, Mississippi, led by Dr. Mike Hammons. Spiral 2 demonstrated logistical agility via expedient mechanical repair kit sets developed by GSL for degraded pier substructure repair or reinforcement. Kit sets were installed on a simulated pier structure above and below water by divers from CHL’s Field Data Collection and Analysis Branch. Proof load tests were conducted by GSL’s Structural Analysis and Experimentation Team. Stakeholders and collaborators from multiple government entities attended.

News

Simulations of Shoreline Changes along the Delaware Coast
1/29/2021
Abstract: This technical report presents two applications of the GenCade model to simulate long-term shoreline evolution along the Delaware Coast driven by waves, inlet sediment transport, and...
Mississippi River Adaptive Hydraulics Model Development and Evaluation, Commerce to New Madrid, Missouri, Reach
1/29/2021
Abstract: A numerical, two-dimensional hydrodynamic model of the Mississippi River, from Thebes, IL, to Tiptonville, TN (128 miles/206 km), was developed using the Adaptive Hydraulics model. The study...
Broadening the scope of post-wildfire flood risk management
12/22/2020
As firefighters worked diligently to extinguish a notable number of wildfires this season, researchers with U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) post-wildfire flood risk...

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During COL Aguilar's visit to ERDC CHL's Soils Lab, David Perkey demonstrates the River-PICS system, an integrated settling column, laser diffraction grain size analyzer, and CTD probe. The system was recently used to monitor suspended sediment size and settling rates in the salt wedge in the lower MS River.
Jeremy Sharp explains the 1:30 scale model of the Santa Ana River to stakeholders from the USACE Los Angeles District, USACE Kansas District, the BNSF Railroad, the Federal Highway Department, and the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
Jeremy Sharp, CHL, briefing COL John Buck, Commander, Seattle District, on Mud Mountain Model and the McNary/Lower Monumental Model.
Dr. Dwayne Fuller, CHL, briefing COL John Buck, Commander, Seattle District, on Mud Mountain Model and the McNary/Lower Monumental Model.
Students Michael Winkler and Tommy Kirklin signal to each other that they are OK as they practice buddy breathing – an emergency out-of-air procedure when scuba diving.
The Oil Spill Test Kit is a rapid screening method to detect oil in water and sediment samples from coastal areas.
ERDC-CHL Deputy Director Jose Sanchez, second from left, poses with several of his partners in crime at a charity event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199