"Chasing sand." This is how Dr. Maritza Barreto described one of the phases of the research she performed with her assistant Elizabeth Diaz on several beaches on the north coast that were impacted by Hurricane Maria.
Barreto explained to Diálogo during a tour of some beaches rammed by the hurricane that the components of the sand shed vital information. They allow to identify if the waters of the surrounding rivers reached the zone. The bulk of the sediment also tells you how strong the swell was.
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