After many hours, I have finally completed my Paper.
This week concluded my analysis of the infauna data I collected at Port Hueneme. I found that the average heterogeneity(H’) increases during the nourishment of the beach, which is not at the natural levels of H’. Also, post nourishment created a lag in Heterogeneity. This could affect the snowy plovers nesting.
Over the past week the American Association of Geographers had there annual 2016 conference in San Francisco. I presented my capstone work during the “Challenges of the Anthropocene” poster section. Also during the conference I was able to network with other professional geographers who are doing very similar research as mine. The conference was an amazing … Continue reading American Association of Geographers →
The most dramatic changes at Port Hueneme can be seen at Transect 1. The top photo taken in October had a beach length of 90 meters to the edge of the scarp. Currently (2/27/16), the beach is 5 meters to the edge of the scarp. As the sand is migrating south, more and more riprap … Continue reading Transect 1’s Significant Erosion →
I began to interpret some of the results from my transects. When talking with other individuals with experience in coastal understandings of sediment, it has been suggested that there is likely to see more erosion during the summer time. This is predicted because Port Hueneme is a south facing beach and will encounter more swell … Continue reading Preliminary Understanding My Results →
I met with Tom O’Neal from Oxnard City College this week. His expertise and research at Port Hueneme have valuable to my capstone. He has been looking at the changing sand conditions at this beach for many years. We hope to collaborate together to help show the changes at Port Hueneme.
My plan is to create two maps with the data that I am collecting. First, I will use Digital Shoreline Analysis System DSAS to analysis the shoreline change to see if it fits the predicted sediment transportation models. Second, I will make a DEM model of Port Hueneme using the points I have collected from … Continue reading Geospacial Analysis Maps →
All of my points, tracks, and shoreline data are in ArcMap now. Working on my map is slow and painful. The tracks are looking good and clearly show the shoreline eroding away. I intend to us a program called Digital Shoreline Analysis System DSAS which will help compute the rate at which the beach is eroding. … Continue reading Maps and Methods 2/8/16 →
The last few weeks of Winter Break has been very productive. At the beginning of break, I processed the majority of my sand samples. This data will tell us the grain size of the sand and how it is distributed across the beach through the different times of the year. During break, I also successfully … Continue reading End of Winter Break Blog Post