Another Life: Predicting the impact of storms on our west coast beaches

Irish Times | Jul 31, 2021 at 8:00 AM
  • A calm summer leaves the ocean lapping gently at the shore.
  • As climate change gathers pace, with its sudden eruptions of fire and flood, even scientists must cope with this duality – the slow, even routine, exploration of the world as it is, and the modelling of change as it might suddenly become.
  • With a time-lapse camera to watch the flow of daylight tides, the Golden Strand was assaulted by 17 storms during the study, all during spring tides and lasting from 12 to 102 hours.