Wavemakers

This week’s issue of the journal Science features a story on the largest man-made wavemaker just engineered by a Dutch research facility in Delft, a small city which our group visited in April: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6256/21.full?utm_campaign=email-sci-ntw

The Delta Flume, a water-filled trough that will produce waves as high as 4.5 meters, will be used to study threats to coastal areas and to devise new systems for protecting these areas. Since so much of the Netherlands lies below sea level, there’s a real need for innovative approaches to managing all that water.

The Dutch are absolute masters of technology.

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