UC research shows erosion at Patiti Point has stalled, but still significant

06 November 2020

A study by UC's Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment undergrad students has revealed that the coastline at Patiti Point has experienced accelerated erosion over a three-year period, but the effects seem to have stalled in the last 12 months.

  • Patiti Point erosion

    The Caledonian grounds were increasingly exposed to the erosion at Patiti Point. Mytchall Bransgrove/Stuff

“The research project identified that a more easterly wave direction may make erosion worse by focussing wave energy through a gap or channel in the basalt reef system at Patiti Point". 

Read the article on stuff.co.nz 

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