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Wave Studies at Ocean Beach { SFSU Underwater Acoustics }

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X-Band Radar at Ocean Beach

 

An X-Band radar system mounted on a 40-foot-high retaining wall scans the ocean surface off-shore of Ocean Beach, San Francisco. The radar images define wavefronts of swell patterns approaching the shore. Analysis of these waves helps to understand the erosion processes at work on this portion of the California coast.

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