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Research conducted at the FRF on weather, waves, currents, tides and changes in nearshore morphology has had global impact. Long-term bathymetry surveys have defined how beach and nearshore sand bars respond to seasonal and storm changes. Highly resolved wave information has provided new knowledge of the major forces that affect our coasts. Sediment transport data gathered during storms has revealed the strengths and weaknesses of our beach erosion prediction capabilities. The long-term measurements have made the property one of the best studied beaches in the world and have informed countless discoveries, journal papers, reports, theses, and PhD dissertations.