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From USGS Open-File Report 2007-1270
"High-Resolution Topographic, Bathymetric, and Oceanographic Data for the Pleasure Point Area, Santa Cruz County, California: 2005-2007"

Figure 4

Average of almost 3000 images taken 1/5th a second apart of the wave breaking patterns at Pleasure Point. While the still imagery (see above photo) show the location of wave breaking at any one point in time, this time averaging shows range and average wave breaking patterns for a given set of wave and tide conditions. A better understanding of these general patterns under specific conditions will allow researchers to better predict how these patterns might change in the future.

Photo of Pleasure Point; see caption above.


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