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NJMSC Longshore Current
Using simple materials and field methods, students can measure the speed of longshore current. Includes background, vocabulary and definitions, procedures, data sheet with formula for calculating results. Extensions investigate the effect of longshore current on sand movement, and the impact of groins and seawalls on wave action and sand movement. Designed for New Jersey, applicable to any shoreline.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
    • Lesson plan
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1406
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium