Rip Currents: What to Know Before You Go!

Presenter: Brittany Tumminia

Title: Rip Currents: What to Know Before You Go!
 
Description : The purpose of this project was to determine the geologic causes of rip currents and to propose some practical solutions to help make a day at the beach safe.

Abstract  
The purpose of this project was to determine the causes of rip currents and to propose some solutions to help decrease the number of rip current related deaths. Rip currents are very powerful forces in the water that can challenge even the most skilled swimmers.  They form when, waves travel from deep to shallow water breaking near the shoreline. The problem is that there are too many deaths due to rip currents and these rip currents are becoming more and more powerful.  It is important to know the ways to handle a rip current if this situation arises.  Knowing the proper exit procedure can save a life. Do you know how to break the grip of the rip?

 

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