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Scientists prepare to monitor storm wave impact at Porthleven using earthquake sensors

By DaveCDM  |  Posted: January 31, 2014

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SCIENTISTS will be setting up equipment at Porthleven this morning ready to monitor the effects of this weekend's storm.

The marine experts are trying to measure the impact of the expected huge waves on both the cliffs and beach at the port.

Siesometers, which will measure and shaking in the cliff as the waves hit, will be put in place today.

Tomorrow, cameras and a laser will be used to monitor the incoming waves and changes in the beach profile in front of the cliff, while devices area already deployed at sea to measure the waves.

In addition, a laser scanner will be used to image the cliff face before and after each tide, and to measure the changes caused by each high tide.

Previous monitoring at the port has measured waves in excess of 10 metres tall (30 feet) pounding into the beach, and similar conditions are expected on Saturday afternoon and evening.

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  • dtreth  |  January 31 2014, 2:08PM

    I before E, except after C :-) Where are the sceintists with the laser scanner from? I know Aberystwyth used it to scan the damaged shelter on the seafront. http://tinyurl.com/ozzz7da