New understanding of rip currents could help to save lives

This is a press-release for a new paper – Wave breaking patterns control rip current flow regimes and surf zone retention, published by members of the coastal group which can be accessed here. Research by the Universities of Southampton and Plymouth has found a new link between breaking waves and the hazard posed by rip currents. The… Read More New understanding of rip currents could help to save lives

After the supermoon, comes the supertide

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Ivan Haigh, University of Southampton and Kevin Horsburgh, National Oceanography Centre The city of Plymouth, on England’s south coast, normally has fairly moderate tides. However this week it will have a 6m “supertide” – the highest tide in 18 years. This comes just… Read More After the supermoon, comes the supertide

Barriers, canals and fake islands: how we can save cities from rising sea levels

Barriers, canals and fake islands: how we can save cities from rising sea levels Sally Brown, University of Southampton; Ivan Haigh, University of Southampton, and Robert Nicholls, University of Southampton Extreme storms and rising sea levels will threaten the existence of coastal cities worldwide, unless preventative action is undertaken. With population growth and sea-level rise… Read More Barriers, canals and fake islands: how we can save cities from rising sea levels

Australian Sea Levels – Trends, Regional Variability and Influencing Factors

While there has been significant progress in describing and understanding global-mean sea-level rise, the regional departures from this global-mean rise are more poorly described and understood. In this new paper (which you can view here), which staff at Southampton contributed to, we present a comprehensive analysis of Australian sea-level data from the 1880s to the present,… Read More Australian Sea Levels – Trends, Regional Variability and Influencing Factors

Ocean Sciences, 2014, Hawaii: Benthic-pelagic coupling and exchange.

At this years Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii (23-28th February), Dr Charlie Thompson, Research Fellow in G&G, was co-convener of a session on ‘ Benthic-pelagic coupling and exchange across the sediment-water interface’, alongside Dr Fay Couceiro (University of Portsmouth),  Dr. Linda Kalnejais (University of New Hampshire) and Dr. Kai Ziervogal (University of North Carolina). The session featured seven oral presentations and 21 poster presentations… Read More Ocean Sciences, 2014, Hawaii: Benthic-pelagic coupling and exchange.