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Watching the waves roll in

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 18th, 2013

Equipment being set up on Newport’s Agate Beach will monitor wave run-up – both the height of the wave and the volume of water – to learn more about the conditions that cause the occasional higher-than-normal waves that sometimes have damaging effects. (Photo by Steve Card)

NEWPORT – Beachcombers visiting Newport’s Agate Beach this week may have encountered an unusual sight – a group of researchers and engineers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography setting up equipment to monitor wave run-up.

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