New Hampshire Volunteer Beach Profiling Program
This project establishes a volunteer beach profile monitoring program for select New Hampshire beaches. Quantifying changes in beach contours over time will provide increased understanding of responses to storms as well as seasonal and long-term trends of erosion and accretion. In addition, the program will provide important educational experience to volunteers about beach dynamics and the response of beaches to storms. Results will provide municipal and state decision makers with important information on coastal processes for guiding beach management. In addition, beach profiles will provide critical data to inform storm surge forecasting models currently in development by the National Weather Service.