Saturday, January 30, 2010

Popham Beach

Over the last two weekends I've been venturing to Popham Beach in Phippsburg, Maine for a geology project. I'm investigating the dune erosion caused by the encroaching Morse River. The Morse River is eating up the sand barrier which houses the foundation for a new bath house constructed in the last few years. I hope to document the erosion with aerial photos captured from our UAV over the spring semester. In doing so we may be be able to evaluate erosion, deposition, and sediment flow rates of Morse River.

A video I captured flying our small V-tail hornet remote control over Morse River. There was no autopilot on board so the flight's a bit shaky...weak stomached beware!

Picnic benches down at the margin of erosion.

The new bath house complex standing ominously in the distance.

View of the Morse River with Tucker for scale.

A video Foster took of the Morse river. This is active Geology!

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