West Kauai Long Term Beach Study – March 2013 Update

After five months of monitoring the beaches of the Mana Coastal Plain, preliminary results seem to be verifying our basic model for the origin and evolution of west Kauai beaches. Winter north pacific swell-driven long shore currents have been moving sand from beaches along the PMRF (Pacific … [Read more...]

Kauai Beach Dynamics February 2013 Update

Preliminary Results Through February 2013 Only three months of data has been obtained to date. Initial beach profiles were constructed in early to mid-November. The profiles of mid-December displayed relatively little change; although, particularly strong trade wind-driven longshore current along … [Read more...]