Tidal Inlet Demonstration at “CYDI?”
On Saturday March 17th the UF Geomorph group participated in the 12th annual Department of Geological Sciences outreach event “Can You Dig It?” held at the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH). Our “tide tank” is 4′ x 4′ x 1′ basin equipped with a recirculating pump, a barrier island, a tidal inlet, and wind-generated waves. With this apparatus we are able to inform the public (including many local elementary school students) about barrier island processes and the importance of tidal inlets in the exchange of water and sediment between the open ocean and the back barrier estuaries. More information about the event can be found here.