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Texas High School Coastal Monitoring Program

Summary

The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology will work with science students and teachers at Ball, Port Aransas, Port Isabel, Van Vleck and Palacios High Schools, as well as Tidehaven Middle and High Schools, to monitor selected beaches over a period of one year. The students measure shore-normal beach and dune topographic profiles and make observations on weather conditions, sea state, longshore current, and dune vegetation throughout the academic year. Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin analyze the data collected by the high school students.

Basics

Coast Wide

N/A

Bureau of Economic Geology

$111,510

Classification

CMP 306

Public Education & Outreach

N/A



Funding Sources

Source 1

Completed

09-034

Coastal Management Program (CMP)

Primary

Federal

$40,576

13

2010

Source 2

Completed

09-034

Bureau of Economic Geology

Secondary

State

$70,934

13

2010


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Contacts

Bureau of Economic Geology
Tiffany Caudle
Research Scientist Associate
The University of Texas University Station Box X
Austin, Texas 78713
512.475.9572

General Land Office
1.800.998.4456
512.475.0773