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Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory

Andrew Kennedy


The Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory studies engineering and geophysical processes at the coastal margins. These include wave transformation and effects, storm surge and damage, morphological development in the nearshore, and risk from coastal storms. Approaches are both experimental and computational, ranging from deployment of wave and surge gauges prior to hurricanes to simulation of nearshore waves, surge, and building damage. Students studying in the Coastal Hydraulics Lab develop skills in both theory and practice, and go on to work in private industry, academia, and government.

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